Brothersteve’s Green & Red Raptors Blog Under a new contract at the maximum salary permitted, Chris Bosh would earn about $16,500,000 next season. (The numbers will be rounded; they’re so big it hardly matters.) Because the Toronto Raptors are Bosh’s current club, they can offer him 10.5% raises in each year of the contract. So… Read more »
It seems whenever you hear that chap Calderon’s name it’s either preceded or succeeded somewhere in the sentence by ‘terrible defender’, ‘hand-clapping defense’ or ‘hamstring’. Even the bloke himself agrees that he needs to avoid being penetrated so frequently. His coach has resigned himself to try and hide him by hoping that he can ‘play… 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.