From ESPN: In a three-way trade, Sacramento gets Will Solomon from Toronto … Toronto gets Patrick O’Bryant from Boston … and Boston gets a heavily-protected conditional second-round pick from Sacramento. From The National Post: The Raptors acquired little-used centre Patrick O’Bryant from Boston in exchange for their little-used point guard Will Solomon. Boston will then… Read more »
Careful Chris, don’t want to injure that mouth. Cavaliers 93, Raptors 76 As unlikely as a playoff spot is, I’m still looking forward to this bunch at least try and make a push to prove that they’re more than a collection of overrated misfits and underachievers. The trade has breathed a little purpose into the… Read more »
The “miracles don’t happen” edition Banks – showed a little bit of promise in the limited time he played. As I recall, so did Primoz Brezec. If ball doesn’t pan out, he can always fill in for Tracy Morgan. Bargnani – 2 quick fouls. Not going to be a good thing for our squad if… Read more »
The reinforcements have arrived! Wake up, Raptors fans, Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks have come from the Sunshine State to revitalize the franchise and help us on our playoff push! Thank you, Commander Colangelo! Our divine march into March begins tonight against the Cavs. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to see it (unless you have… Read more »
It’s a damn slow day, I was hoping for a press conference with Bryan Colangelo introducing Marion and Marcus Banks but Eric Smith says don’t bank on it (Update: he’s wrong). I haven’t a heard a single word out of Marion about this trade and either he’s refusing to talk about it and drowning himself… Read more »
The people who are outright opposed to the trade cite two reasons. The first being the inclusion of a first round pick and the other being Marcus Banks and his contract. Now there’s nothing we can do about the first round pick but we might be able to salvage something of Marcus Banks. If he… Read more »
Kapono shoots as Lewis and Mason search for the quarter. First up, very disappointing to see Jason Kapono throw up a 14 in the finals of the three-point contest. He was the only pure shooter in the competition and for him to lose to a cast that didn’t even crack 20 is a shame. I’m… Read more »
With all due respect to some of my friends and colleagues here at the Republic: The Raptors easily win the Marion deal and now find themselves only a couple dollars away from being REBUILT. Now, I’d love to suggest that more deals are coming and that Nash and Amare are just around the corner, but… 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.