Might be a little premature, but RR Member charlz gives his two cents worth on what might just be with the “Young Gunz”/Carlesimo combination this season. If you enjoyed that brand of high octane rabid defense you saw last night look no further than the man Seton Hall Named as “Coach of the Century” AKA… Read more »
What do you guys think? Will Bargnani be the Raptors go to guy this season or just another compliment on offense? No doubt there’s been pressure on him to perform since being taken first overall almost 5 years ago. With a consistent post game, should we expect big numbers from him this season? What are… Read more »
Albeit we’re only in preseason but Charlotte’s performance versus Cleveland was abysmal while also reaffirming the issues they have with no real point guard. That being said and assuming that it continues into the regular season, how long before the rumours warm up with possible whispers of Caldeon being shipped down to the Tar Heel… 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.