According to the Twitter of David Aldridge from TNT, any S&T with Miami will involve picks, cash and a traded player exception. No players will be exchanged. Ken Berger of CBS Sports is reporting that “progress” is being made on a S&T.
Via their press conference with ESPN it would appear as though Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat have come to an agreement. No financials had been specified, but it would seem Bosh will sign outright with the Heat and not via the sign-and-trade as many originally thought.
It’s official. Listen to Steve’s podcast about possible sign-and-trade returns. We don’t know yet whether we lost him for nothing or if we’ll get anything in return but reports are that the Raptors are not interested in a deal.
According to a source close to ESPN’s Chris Broussard, both Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh are teaming up together on the Miami Heat. Whether LeBron will join them remains to be seen. James will announce his decision Thursday night at 9 ET during a one-hour special on ESPN. Wade & Bosh are expected to announce… 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.