The “positivity becomes me” edition Bargnani – I’m positive his agent is secretly making calls around the league to gauge interest. Hell, if Swirsky is saying Bosh will probably leave, then why not Bargs too? Hit a lull in the middle of the game, but ended up with a 20/10. As impressed as we all… Read more »
Neither close. Ever. I was at work so I missed the game, but when someone came by my desk to tell me we were down by a point in the final minute, I already knew it. I didn’t need to watch or turn on the radio to know that Kapono was going to swing the… Read more »
The following statement was just released by the Raptors / Bryan Colangelo RE: the status of Jermaine O’Neal and the center’s injured knee: After reviewing everything with the medical team yesterday and again this morning, it was decided that a few more days of rehabilitation, therapy and controlled court work would be best for Jermaine… Read more »
Just like Indiana, a three-shot foul was the turning point. Suns 117, Raptors 113 Pinch-hitting for Dinosty so bear with me. Rule of thumb is that you can’t get into an offensive pissing contest with the Suns. They might have unofficially changed their style of play under Porter but their core personnel are still of… Read more »
This I can explain. His low usage rate when he is on the floor minimize his impact on team stats, such as team O/D rating and even plus minus (since that stat also accounts for the other members of the rotation. However, when he is being used, his individual stats, or the stats that are only dependant on his contributions, he looks pretty good, pretty great even.
Basically, like what everyone else has been saying, it comes down to usage rate. Involve him enough in the offense and there's no reason why his individual efficiency won't be reflected in the team stats.
Now here's where you might say "but the raptors lose more when he shoots more than average, so the usage rate argument doesn't hold up". That's a fair point, but I would argue that Jonas often gets those extra field goals when A) the guards are putting up a ton of bricks and Jonas is cleaning the glass, or B) he's a last resort after its clear that the other scoring options aren't working. In both scenarios, the team as a whole is playing below average, so it makes sense that they would win a lower percentage of games.