Dave Feschuk interviewed him and this is what he had to say about Toronto and the Raptors organization. “People have to realize it’s not always the players,” said Turkoglu. “People just got to see what’s really going on and make a judgment after that. I’m not a random guy. Chris (Bosh) was an all-star. Other… Read more »
In the last 10 years RR member Jordan-Drexler has noticed that MLSE has been making subtle changes to the Toronto Raptors that has had him scratching his head. Its been the inclusion of features and things that made me notice the abundance of Canadian themes. He calls this the Canadianization (like Americanize) of the Raptors…. Read more »
Raptors 121 – Suns 100 – Boxscore Sorry to dissapoint, but WordPress crapped out on me while I was in the midst of publishing this article and I lost pretty much everything, so I’ll just make a few points, and post my game notes:
“You just can’t blame it on the players. You’d have to really sit down and talk to the players and just ask them why they want to leave,” he said. “I’m just a random guy, Chris is an all-star, other guys are all-stars too. You’d have to ask them, what’s the reason they left?”
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.