RR Member NoFrillz asks whether or not fans feel if the Raptors focused way too much on Andrea’s deficiencies and not enough on his strengths? Could this be the reason why he’s been slow to develop? If not, what could it be then? Or are we overreacting and the best is yet to come from… Read more »
With a disappointing Canadian Men’s National program right now, the future appear to bright with Canadian prospects such as Tristan Thompson and Cory Joseph who are making waves in the United States right now. Keep an eye on these kids and if don’t play for the Raptors one day, let’s hope they atleast get the… Read more »
The Jay Triano and Bryan Colangelo combination are on the verge of a dubious honor in Raptors history. At this point, it’s natural to wonder just how long these two can partner in their quest to return the Raptors to respectability.
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.