Is Bayless performing that much worse than Jack? For all the knocks on Bayless’ inability to pass, his assist percentage isn’t that far behind “pass first” PG Jose Calderon. Problem is his turnover percentage is quite high. Does Amir’s contract looks better than Drew Gooden’s> Just how hot was Andrea Bargnani this week in our three wins?
I review the trade in the light of the previous transactions conducted by the Hornets, and the ones not conducted by the Raptors. The myth that Jerryd Bayless is like Jack is busted and a new comparison is presented, we also look at exactly how Bayless will fit in the Raptors, both in the short and long-term. This and much more.
Being apart of many forums over the years I’ve often heard people mention Raptors fans as being delusional. What do you think? Some think we are and some don’t. Perhaps to some its delusional, but I think to most its the passion for our team that shines through. That isn’t is a bad thing now,… Read more »
The Boston Celtics are a vastly different team without Rajon Rondo, but all credit goes to the Toronto Raptors, who had another gutsy effort in squeaking out a suprising victory at the ACC Sunday afternoon. They played with an 8-man rotation, which they have now had to do, with great success, twice.
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.