According to Chris Sheridan from ESPN, Lee has now met with Chicago, Miami and Minnesota, but he has been proceeding with the understanding that the Raptors could be his final destination if Bosh decides to go to New York. If they got Lee at an $11 million starting salary, the Raptors would also gain a… Read more »
If you are Bosh and believe you deserve a maximum salary, how the heck do you miss the playoffs twice in a row with a pretty good roster that the general manager said was a 50-win team entering this past season?
“Option” as in maximum contract. Unless there’s a deal that blows Colangelo’s mind, it would appear as though the Raptors are just walking away. Ken Berger from CBS states that the Raptors might be Bosh’s only option now for a maximum deal. If BC doesn’t like any of the offers, could we see Bosh play… 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.