OK guys and gals, tomorrow night we take on the other team which all of the NBA have already written off in the Cavaliers. But based on their performance the other night versus Beantown, this isn’t going to be a cake walk for the Raptors. Antawn is coming off the bench and apparently isn’t happy…. Read more »
So Bosh told reporters recently that it was his desire of being on national television that fueled his decision to want to play south of the border. He said and I quote, “Really, it’s all about being on TV at the end of the day,” Bosh said. “Seriously. A guy can average 20 (points) and… Read more »
So, one game down and eventhough the effort was there, we unfortunately fell short. Something that I think most Raptors fans will have to learn to accept this season. That being said, based on the first 9 games (including the 8 preseason ones) have your opinions on how the Raptors will do this season changed?… Read more »
Chalking up 25 wins is going to be hard but if it’s possible, it’ll only happen if the Raptors figure out how to beat the “bad” teams. The Knicks aren’t world-beaters, and as visitors to the ACC last night they were an opponent ripe enough for the Raptors to devour with a great crowd behind them.
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.