Come and chat in our post game thread regarding tonight’s performance in Montreal. Speaking on Montreal, great support from the fans there. I was also hoping they’d chant “REGGIE, REGGIE, REGGIE” this evening. I know I was at home. Come a share your thoughts on tonight’s final preseason game.
Surprise, surprise all the experts are picking us to come dead last in the Atlantic Division and you guessed it, basement dwellers in the Eastern Conference this season. I guess there’s nowhere but up for us now. Marc Stein had this to say: :”What’s happening to the Raps post-Chris Bosh, speaking purely as a Canada… Read more »
‘Tis the season for basketball. Less than a week left before Season XVI and RR is ready to (with your help) roll out what can best be classified as a “season preview”, but let’s get serious, it’s a bunch of guys huddled around a keyboard drinking C-Plus.
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.