The “like there was ever any doubt pt.II” edition. Banks – Jay should use the “bling defense” and have Marcus flash his watch as teams bring the ball up the court. That thing could defend Kobe without fouling him. Bargnani – another poor shooting night, but you have to wonder if it’s because he is… Read more »
I’m just putting this out there, but Bosh played like a max-franchise player last night, much like the previous 20 games of the season, but y’all had nothing to say about it yesterday. Our man of little words let his game do the talking, put this team on his tatted back, and won one for… Read more »
Raptors 109, Wizards 107 (OT) – Box That darned thing you called “effort”, pretty underrated eh? After what could be described as one of the low points in this franchise’s history, and a subsequent closed door meeting where all the the dirty laundry was aired out, the Toronto Raptors scratched and clawed their way to… 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.