So, with Colangelo looking at other options up front, if the Raps do bring someone new on come the start of the season (in this case Earl Barron), it would appear as though Dorsey’s non-fully guaranteed contract would leave him as the odd man out.
Ball Don’t Lie article via the Sun Sentinel where Triano tells us that Bosh always did a great job pumping up his stats, but didn’t take the leadership role into the locker room. Would you agree or disagree?
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What do you guys think? Does DeMar possess the drive and determination that can help take his game to the next level? Bloggers “Hoop Plus the Harm” are convinced that his work ethic might just pay off for DeRozan and the Raptors. Perhaps even sooner than most may think.
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.