Rumour has it that there are some amongst the Raptors organization that feel with Bosh moving on that Hedo could possibly thrive in an “enhanced role” with “expanded responsibilities” here in Toronto. Agree or disagree?
Early Thursday, a Twitter post from Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said: “Just finished meeting with @chrisbosh – great player & person. He is about winning so I focused on how w/Houston he can win a championship.”
This just in via the Miami Herald. A high-level Raptors source reaffirming that they have no real interest in Beasley & Chalmers. However, would consider a Bosh to Miami for $16 Million TPE & 1st Round Pick.
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.