Colangelo hasn’t just taken a broom to his roster, he’s gone to his closet and removed a vacuum cleaner, ridding himself of pieces he thought would address concerns, obliterating a core and giving himself much needed financial flexibility in the years to follow, assuming he’s around.
Yahoo is reporting that Michael Jordan is having “second thoughts” regarding the trade that would send Tyson Chandler and Boris Diaw to Toronto for Jose Calderon and Reggie Evans. Jordan is hesitant about trading Tyson Chandler. The two sides will meet on Tuesday morning when an “anxious” Bryan Colangelo will try to push the deal… 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.