Quick post. Bryan Colangelo introduced Ed Davis and Solomon Alabi at the ACC on Monday. Colangelo definitely sounds like a man who is trying to build a different roster than last year, he’s speaking of the upcoming team as something brand new based on the DeRozan and Weems era, not the Chris Bosh one. He starts by mentioning that he would have taken Solomon Alabi if the Raptors had managed to acquire a late first round pick.
Jack Armstrong has called on Chris Bosh to stop acting like an “attention starved teenager” and make up his mind in free-agency. Armstrong states that the Raptors would have probably been better off if they had drafted Dwayne Wade in the 2003 draft, and suggests that even though Chris Bosh “gave it his all”, the… Read more »
Chris Broussard from ESPN is reporting that Chris Bosh is not willing to give up the $30 million because he doesn’t make the same off-court money as Wade or James. He also indicates that the Raptors would not settle for Luol Deng in a S&T with the Bulls, and will insist on Joakim Noah.
According to Doug Smith, Toronto is “close” to reaching an agreement in principle with a free agent for some, if not all, of the team’s mid-level salary cap exception. He doesn’t know who it is or who it could be, but does mention names like Matt Barnes, Ronnie Brewer, Shannon Brown and J.J Redick as… Read more »
How Bosh has managed to transform the public’s perception of him from “good player tired of losing” to “greedy attention-seeking diva” is truly a thing of beauty. He has handled the 2010 free-agency period about as poorly as one can. Whereas Dwayne Wade and LeBron James have met with other teams without alienating their existing ones, Chris Bosh has done exactly that.
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.