Hmmm …. Andrea can’t seem to do anything right these days. Kind of a unique way of discussing Bargnani’s rebounding woes with the “parent to child” reference. Come and check out what we mean and share your thoughts and let us know if you feel Chisholm’s reference is warranted or not.
RR staff member Apollo is curious to know what everyone’s impression is of Amir Johnson after the first few games and what you feel the impact of Reggie’s strong play and the debut of Ed Davis may have on his season? Are we already regretting the contract this summer or should we just chalk it… Read more »
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.