West coast here we come. First game of our 4 game trip. The young and talented Kings are going to be tough to beat. A front court of Cousins and Landry are going to cause fits for us especially on the glass. If there was a night where we needed Bargnani to step-up with boards,… Read more »
According to Ric Bucher from ESPN, Riley’s getting antsy at the point and probably looking at acquiring one come December 15th when most of the summer’s free agents are eligible to be dealt. One of the names apparently on Riley’s list is our very own Jarrett Jack. See what else he had to say.
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.