Hornets 92, Raptors 98 – Box Solid team win against a club that was looking to avenge an earlier defeat. Good to see the Raptors get tested in the fourth quarter of a close game and come out on top, we haven’t had that kind of a result since the win in Washington. A string… Read more »
Filling in for the vacationing AltRaps, it’s the “No, no revenge here” edition. Banks – It’s hard to believe but he’s looked like an NBA player of late, not a good one by any means but nonetheless, an NBA player. Played some defense on CP3, stuck a jumper behind a screen and deserved more than… 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.