1) If you’re Colangelo, and both these guy are available. do you draft DeMar Rozan or Stephen Curry? 2) If we know Bosh wont resign, and Detroit comes knocking in the summer with an offer of Prince/Afflalo/Johnson, do we bite? 3) Is Giorgos Printezis a keeper, a poor mans Jorge Garbajosa, or is BC just… Read more »
The “I told you so” edition Adams – possessed the characteristics you look for as a general manager of an NBA franchise: a fire hydrant with a headband. Hassan brought as much value to our team as would rap lessons from 50 Cent given to Jake Voskuhl. Banks – at least Hassan isn’t costing us… Read more »
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Spew: 1) If you were able to keep only two of Bosh, Bargnani and Calderon, who would you let go, irrespective of salary. 2) Colangelo trips and falls headfirst on to his pen and is rendered mentally unstable to carry on his duties. Who do you bring in? 3) give us your all-time Raptor starting… Read more »
Hard to explain his turnaround. Things couldn’t have looked worse for him in December when all he could do was make a constant fool of himself. His play during that month made the Bargnani of 2007-08 look like an All-Star and he was biggest disappointment of the season at the time. He could do no… Read more »
If you can’t beat Jamario Moon, you’re not good enough. Part of what made Joey Graham look decent in his fourth year is the fact that he was terrible in his previous three. Sam Mitchell did his best to suffocate him which led many of us to believe that his career might be over after… Read more »
Usually I expect to learn nothing from a Colangelo press conference because he’s so great at talking whilst saying nothing. Proportionally speaking, we still didn’t get enough out of the 70+ minute presser but at least he confirmed some fears, admitted other failings and hinted at his plan for the summer. Of course nothing concrete… Read more »
Watch Press Conference Here He talked to all the players. “The season was clearly a disappointment for everyone involved” In the first year we might have achieved “too much too quickly” and he almost jokingly blamed himself by saying “I’ve apparently done a bad job of managing expectations” He still believes this is the best… Read more »
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We’re only a few days into the off-season but there’s already one given: Jay Triano will be back. There’s no official word from the Raptors but given Colangelo interview on CBC a couple weeks ago which backed Triano by commending him for the job he had done and the message he had delivered, it’s fair… Read more »
It’s all done and dusted, a forgettable campaign that started off with high expectations but ended in ruins. I thought I’d get in a take on some of the issues of the past season, a season which I thought would set us up nicely going into this summer, but instead we’re left to pick up… 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.