Sun-Sentinel So Dwyane, for all the renewed speculation about a Wade-LeBron free-agent pairing in 2010, what should be made of the Bosh-Wade bond under Thomas? "The only thing about that is Henry is a big player in 2010 because he has two of the players that people are talking about and wanting," Wade said…. Read more »
Globe and Mail Raptors centre Andrea Bargnani wasn’t sorry to see Sam Mitchell fired. And he says he is worried Maurizio Gherardini, the Raptors’ highly respected senior vice-president of basketball operations, might be leaving. In an interview with La Gazetta dello Sport from Treviso, Italy, where he’s been doing some off-season training, Bargnani said he… Read more »
#1 – LA Clippers. Blake Griffin. Only because it’s the safest choice and nobody will blame them even if Griffin turns out to be a bust. After Olowakandi the Clippers will never reach for anything again. Ever. This is a clear-cut pick, a lot like Portland and Greg Oden. Sometimes the #1 pick is a… Read more »
1) Pritchard, for reasons unknown, comes calling with a straight up trade of Oden for Bargnani. Do you make it? 2) What do you think this big announcement Chris Bosh has been advertising for June 1st will be? How disappointed do you think we will be? 3) Who’s got the Magic tonight? Who’s got the… Read more »
Toronto Sun It may wind up the Raptors only get to see a guy they are potentially interested in at a group event like Chicago this week, Minneapolis early next week or New Jersey a week before the draft. Even the Chicago event this week may turn out to be much ado about nothing. While… Read more »
As the playoffs continue and team after team falls by the wayside, the cream slowly rises to the top which gives us a better and better view of the wide gulf between our team of choice and those still playing basketball. Take the Nuggets as an example, when you compare their build and composition to… Read more »
Tell us… 1) Draft comes and goes and we grab a big and a back up PG. What do you do with Anthony Parker? 2) You call Denver and they say Kleiza can be had in a sign & trade. What do you offer back? 3) Stern calls and says we can have an All-Star… Read more »
I’m not a purist, far from it, but I still mind it when people start playing fast and loose with the ever-changing rules of this game. It’s gotten to the point where it doesn’t even register with the brain when you see three steps before a layup, it’s like that’s how its always been and… Read more »
Linkage for May 20 9am through May 25 11am: Doug Smith’s Toronto Raptors blog – Jose tops our little world today Dino Nation Blog: Matt Devlin Talking Raptors (Part 2 of 2) Jose Calderon not playing for Spain in Euros Europe take notice of Britain’s rising stars – Times Online
Bullets Forever Tier 1: Chris Bosh (16 million through 2010) Notes: Toronto is Chris Bosh and a bunch of guys I don’t want. Bosh has the highest value of anyone on this list. He’s the only guy I’d trade McGee for and the only guy I’d consider giving up one of the Big 3… Read more »
No chance DeRozan will be around at #9 My first thought upon hearing that the Raptors would be drafting #9 was happiness. I didn’t want the number one pick this year. Blake Griffin may end up being a stud, but the last thing the Raptors need is another guy who wants to play power forward…. 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.