38 days till the first pre-season game, 60 days till the season starts. When opening night does come, it’ll be 6 months and 13 days without Raptors basketball. Until then we must survive, we must help each other, support our brethren in this cause and get through each day by holding hands, singing chants, lighting… Read more »
Although there’s ****-all to talk about the show must go on. In the recent Triano interview he said: All of a sudden we’ve got two teams now, we’ve got a starting group and a bench group, though I don’t know who’s in which one. Let me help you out, Jay. Here’s your bench: Jarrett Jack,… Read more »
After a pitiful 33-49 season, Colangelo replaced two starters, the first five guys off the bench, and 2 of the last 5 at the end of it. Two make things more interesting, we have a “rookie” head-coach who has to integrate all these parts while trying to get this team into the playoffs, and possibly… Read more »
After Moon, he was my least favorite Raptor of last year. The hand-clapping shot-contests, the purposely made grimaces, his matador defense, the wry smile every time he was asked about his health and just about everything to do with him was flat-out annoying. Everything went wrong with him last year, even his English suffered. But… 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.