Tomorrow night isn’t going to get easier for us unfortunately. A big and active front court of Jefferson, Millsap and Kirilenko is going to be an issue for us. Throw in one of the league’s elite PG’s and it’s a recipe for disaster for Toronto. We’ll be counting on Reggie once again to control the… Read more »
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Once you get done banging your head against the wall and cursing out everyone who screwed up in that fourth quarter, don’t forget that the team did play quite well for a large part of the game. It sucks balls to lose a game like that, you know, being up 17 and giving it back inch by inch until you’re in a tight game in one of the loudest arenas in the league.
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.