This week on the Doctor Is In, it’s smiles all around as we give our impressions of Colangelo’s state of the franchise address. In Hot or Not, returning head coach Jay Triano gets another look, and in the return of the internet’s most popular game “Would YOU make this deal” we throw out the trade machine and simply ask: Bosh for Dirk?
At noon today Bryan Colangelo will try to explain what went wrong, not that we need telling of that. He’ll try to dodge every question with an answer that might seem philosophical but could just border on incompetence.
There are going to be sweeping changes in Toronto, the question is who should go and who should stay. It’s obvious that our roster isn’t good enough and there’s plenty of dead weights, overpaid players and bad fits. Looking at the mess that is our roster, who would you actually keep, if anyone, who would you have patience with, and who would you slam the door on?
Chris Bosh is right about one thing: It’s time for the Raptors to spend some money, exceed the salary cap and forget about the NBA luxury tax. Raptors fans have been extremely supportive. They deserve far more than what management and ownership has provided in return.
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.