Just this past summer Bryan Colangelo in an interview mentioned he gets trade offers for Bargnani all the time but like always never discussed the specifics or exact trade particulars. Makes you think what kind of offers he received. Is Bargnani a part of the Raptors future or is his value better used as a… Read more »
Ah Chuck, you were always the Raptors biggest homer. Well eventhough he’s in Chicago now, you can tell that he still hasn’t taken off those rose-coloured glasses when it come to certain Toronto Raptors. This time he goes onto to say that Bargnani will be an all-start this season. “Book it”.
RR member SirChillyMost asks the question, who would you start at point guard for the Raptors in 2010-11? He goes onto to say that he would start Jack just because he seems to be able to create shots for others, gets to the rim more efficiently & plays pressure D better than Jose. Plus Jose… 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.