Spill…. 1) What is your opinion of Matt Devlin? 2) Fantasy time. If the league were to institute a “franchise player” rule in that you could label one player as such and be able to sign him to a 6 year deal with his salary not applying to the cap, who would you pick and… Read more »
All hands on deck! One of the most annoying and frustrating aspects of this season for me has to be the defense – or lack thereof – we’ve played. Our inability to defend key sets and correct our defensive mistakes has resulted in us becoming a habitually bad defensive team which often makes us painful… 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.