Filling in for the vacationing AltRaps and breast-feeding Arsenalist, it’s the “We swept a season series from a good team”edition. Banks – Bynum crossed him over so bad, no one wanted to sit with him on the bench. Bargnani – Hit a few timely shots, a timely block and a few boards. Had some lapses… Read more »
There is a lot riding on this game. The Raptors are barely in 6th place in the East, they are on a 3 winning streak, and can sweep the season series with the Pistons if they have another solid showing. They were able to solidify the Nets win with follow up victories over the Hornets… Read more »
Had a chance to chat with Tim Chisholm from TSN.ca about all things Raptors. You can click the play button below or listen directly in iTunes (41:10 min). You may also download the file (14.47MB). For a list of topics discussed, make the jump.
This picture doesn’t speak about the game, but it is bloody awesome. Raptors 94, Pistons 64 – Boxscore This game went down exactly how I said: the Pistons came out guns blazing from the tip, the Raptors weathered the early storm then put them away. This was what we wanted to see from our boys,… Read more »
Once again, filling in for the vacationing AltRaps, it’s the “C’mon, it’s a back-to-back…for the other team” edition. Banks – The positive press got to his head. Came in and promptly turned it over twice, once on a childish double-dribble. Somebody check with Doug Smith and see if he still considers him a “trade asset”…. Read more »
Bosh to GSW for Biedrins, Randolph and Curry?(trends) This week on The Doctor is In, someone has spiked the holiday punch bowl because I drank “the Colangelo Kool-Aid” when examining the first 30 games and the Raptors starting five! In “hot or not” the front office and Colangelo get some love, and in the internet’s… Read more »
It’s been a minute since the last Raptors game. With five weeks of back-to-backs in a row (2-3 on the 1st night and 1-4 on the second night) and the toughest part of our schedule behind us (the Western road swing and 16 road games overall) the Raptors still have a chance to close the… Read more »
What’s the best Raptors Christmas Carol?(online surveys) A big shout out to Christopher Bond from Evil Dead The Musical (evildeadthemusical.com) for his selections and singing of the top 5 finalists in our Home for the Holidays Karaoke Kontest. Check out the five finalists below and vote for your favorite. Winner gets Raptors tickets.
So Raptors fans, this is it. 13-17. This is what we have to show for the first 30 games of the 2009-2010 season. Weren’t we told that this season would be different? Weren’t we promised by management that this team would compete, play defense, and challenge in the East? Wasn’t a full training camp, the… 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.