Is there anything to be salvaged of this crew? Enough talk about Chris Bosh’s possible exit from Toronto or whether Calderon’s been injured or just crappy. It’s time to look towards the end of the bench and see just exactly what we have there and whether any of it is worth bringing back. The Raptors… Read more »
Linkage for Mar 30 6am through Apr 1 8am: Douby’s future in limbo | Toronto Sun Triano worried about wins, not contract | Toronto Sun TheStar.com | Calderon evolves from bricklayer to swishmeister Raptors Game Day Stephen Curry could fix the Raptors | Searching For ’93 Raptors Blog » Game 74: Raptors vs. Magic –… Read more »
Haven’t seen Bosh this pumped up in a long time. Bulls 129, Raptors 134 (OT) Crazy win, one which would’ve pumped me up to dangerous levels if it actually meant something in the playoff race. We played our fourth ideal game in a row and maintained a sizable lead throughout the afternoon. When the fourth… Read more »
The “TO in TO edition” edition Banks – toeing the company line. Bargnani – is there any player in the league that could beat this guy at running his hands through his hair? Anyway, played defense as if he was a tree and the Bulls were a lumberjack. He offset that with some pretty good… Read more »
Salmons – could’ve had him fairly cheap. First up, you know how we have that silly pizza promotion? Well, the Bulls have one too, they give out Big Macs for each 100 point game and guess what, the fans boo there too! On to more important matters, anybody else think this winning’s get out of… Read more »
Linkage for Mar 27 11am through Mar 30 1am: Meaningless games key ones for Calderon Bosh, Bargnani lead Raptors to OT win over Bulls Chicago Bulls fall in overtime 134-129 — chicagotribune.com Rose blames himself for Bulls’ overtime loss Mediocre Forever: Fantastic 4 – & Like The Movie Its Disappointing Considering The Potential <b>Raptors vs… Read more »
Roko loves the rim so I love Roko. Finishing this off for a distraught Arsenalist who is down and out after KU’s defeat. The Raptors are like a medieval army that’s returning home after losing a war. On their way back they stop by little towns and villages plundering, pillaging and collecting booty. These same… Read more »
The “orange crushed” edition Banks – here is hoping his injury spurs BC to dump his sorry ass. Bargnani – anybody else kind of giggle to themselves everytime they see the look of shock on Andrea’s face when he gets called for a foul. That mouthguard makes him look like some “special” kid trying to… Read more »
Jeff Green’s rebounded from his rookie year. It’s time to match our longest winning stream of the season: 3! It’s already happened twice, one when we opened the gates and mowed down Philly, Golden State and Milwaukee. Then we did it again in late January against Chicago, Sacramento and New Jersey. And now, nearly two… Read more »
Love that look. Bucks 106, Raptors 115 The Roll Call is all the post-game coverage you need but for habit’s sake, let’s complete the formality. An easy win over the Bucks which you just didn’t see coming. I was expecting to see some Bobcat-type hunger from Milwaukee but instead it looked like the Clippers had… Read more »
Linkage for Mar 25 10am through Mar 27 7am: Giving the finger | Toronto Sun Bosh: ‘Of course I am financially supporting’ child | Toronto Sun TheStar.com | Bosh says he’s already supporting young child sports.theglobeandmail.com: Bosh stays silent Raptors Game Day 3 In the Key – Toronto Raptors Game Day Preview vs. Oklahoma –… Read more »
The “twitaholics anonymous” edition Banks – how proud your family must be. “My son just suffered a season ending injury.” “Oh my…what happened” “Bone spur in his toe”. What the hell? Is that even possible? Why not just say he suffered a blister while rolling up the rim? Bargnani – feed the hungry man, indeed…. 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.