Let’s hear from the Republic: 1) Pretty much in agreement that Hedo has been disappointing. Assuming he isn’t moved by the deadline, what do you do with him? Continue to start? Bring him off the bench? Shrink his minutes? 2) We all also agree that the Hedo commercial is horrible. Now it is your turn… Read more »
Raptors 107, Bucks 113 – Box This is a back-to-back for me too so I might just start off strong only to lose the use of my wrists halfway through. Don’t you hate losing “winnable” games? I don’t know what exactly defines winnable but this game felt like it was one, even after we blew… 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.