The “I’m pretty sure Devlin soiled himself” edition Bargnani – da big Italian played da Bulls like he was a strong arm in da mafia. Da hustle he showed tonight further proves dat I was an idiot when I said he would never make it as da Raptors centre. Bosh – dere is only one… Read more »
Despite all the losing this year, the Raptors are 9th in total attendance and are only surpassed by Detroit, Chicago, Portland, Dallas, Utah, Cleveland, New York and LA. We’re a step ahead of Golden State who are the self-proclaimed “best fans in the league”. As you can see below, the last few years we’ve fared… Read more »
Check the Opening Tip to find out why Aaron Gray is called the White Panther. So Zo got everyone excited for no reason yesterday, turns out he finally announced his retirement which is a little funny because I thought he did that when he got traded to the Raps in the Carter deal. Funny guy… 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.