The “well, that was embarrassing” edition. Banks – I’d be faking a cold too. Bargnani – statistically a monster game from Andrea with a 12/17 night. He was just as disappointing as anybody in the second half, though, including a shot late that looked like it would have landed in the 30th row if the… Read more »
I’ve lost track of how many times the C**tics have pissed in my cornflakes. They stabbed us a long time ago and now they just twist the knife every time we play them. The part that both hurts and soothes me is the knowledge that they are clearly and without doubt the far superior team,… Read more »
Hot off two impressive road victories this past week, the Toronto Raptors were humbled on their own homecourt by a well-oiled Boston Celtics squad. It doesn’t matter who the Celts trot out on the court, they just always seem to have the Raps number. Last time, they had Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett… 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.