The “perfect time to grout the back splash in my kitchen” edition. Banks – it’s his fault. Bargnani – well, if there are a few positives to come from this game, one of them would be that the focus is taken off his play. Belinelli – hey!! he found his scoring touch!! Well done, Marco! … Read more »
He’s just talking trash, he didn’t do that to her, don’t sweat it JC. Trust me. Unlike the Raptors, we continue to work hard at RR and bring the goods. The good news is that AltRaps’ and Arsenalists prediction for a 3-1 week is still alive. The bad news is that all three have to… Read more »
Bosh for Boozer and 2010 1st rounder (NY’s unprotected pick)(polls) I asked RR for the day off and they said no. Checking in from my bed for the H1N1 edition of The Doctor Is In, we FREAK out! In hot or not, we look at Chris Bosh and Jarrett Jack and in the hugely popular… Read more »
I seriously don’t even know where to start. I don’t even want to do this to be honest. I’m not sure what has been going on out on the court all season the last few games, but it isn’t basketball; nobody is competing; we aren’t a professional team. This is a bunch of guys, who… 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.