So, if Bryan Colangelo is to be believed, then The Raptors have narrowed their shortlist of potential draft picks for Thursday’s NBA draft to 6 players. According to an interview Colangelo gave on the local radio station Fan590 on June 17, the Raptors are leaning towards selecting a PG or SG in the upcoming draft,… Read more »
Toronto Sun Despite there being less than 48 hours to the actual selection, Colangelo, given his druthers, wouldn’t mind making the pick right now. “It’s almost like the draft can’t come soon enough,” Colangelo said. “Right now is when things get really muddy. All the clarity you had gets a little bit scrambled because as… Read more »
Think you know your draft? Fine. Prove it. Prize is 2 lower bowl tickets to the first home game of the Raptors 2009/2010 regular season. We will keep this simple. Reply to this post via a comment below with your answers to the following: 1) Which player will the Raptors select at #9. That’s it…. Read more »
Toronto Star That’s not to suggest there’s a gem to be found at No. 9 this year. According to a variety of experts and NBA talent evaluators, the draft is thin on all-stars but deep on parity, making it more troublesome for general managers with picks outside the top two or three. No one knows… Read more »
Linkage for Jun 21 11am through Jun 23 7pm: RAPTORS: Colangelo Identifies Five Potential Picks For Raptors Colangelo On The Draft Pt. 1 – June 23, 2009 – NBA Videos and Highlights Team’s Summer Plans – Atlantic Division « nbaroundtable In the NBA, Merits of ‘One-and-Done’ Rule Are Subject to Debate – washingtonpost.com Chaun’s Raptors… 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.