Looks like Bosh was toying with our emotions after all. While in NYC shooting his “Got Milk!” commercial Bosh admits ‘playing with people’s emotions’ before signing with Miami Heat during free agency. Grrrrrrrrr!
A league source says the Charlotte Bobcats wanted to get involved as well, using the non-guaranteed contract of center Erick Dampier to try and get a point guard. Under one scenario, Dampier would have gone to Indiana, the team that originally drafted him in 1996, with T.J. Ford going to Toronto and the Raptors sending… Read more »
Now that this is an apparent done deal, let’s get to know Julian Wright a little bit better. RR Staff Member Apollo posted some articles discussing Wright and his game a little more indepth for those who don’t know much about him.
You know that feeling you get when you’re about to see a really bad movie? You know it’s bad, but for some reason or the other, you’re forced to see it and you just tell yourself that it won’t be awful and there’ll be some good parts of it.
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.