And that’s how a playa rebounds. Knicks 100, Raptors 111 Pinch-hitting for Dinosty. Didn’t know I was going to be doing this post so bear with me as I wasn’t paying an awful lot of attention during this one. Consider the revenge for Friday night exacted. It wasn’t by the same margin or the same… Read more »
The “flash in the pan” edition Banks – DNP – BTR (did not play – back to reality) Bargnani – hotter than watching Salma Hayek breastfeed. Couple of nice blocks, goes off for 28, but has to reign in some of those turnovers. Bosh – the usual suspects will rip him, yet he still put… 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.