Nice to see the young lad Demar getting some recognition as of late. I guess his strong performances over the last month or so has turned some heads around the league. So much that team’s like Chicago who are in the market for a two guard contacted the Raptors to check out his availability. At… Read more »
We’re going to see a lot of this ^^ tonight I’ve been staring at my computer screen for most of the morning now, and I have nothing to say about tonights game that hasn’t already been said. The Raptors are worse and the Hawks are better; this can’t end well. Injury Report Toronto Reggie Evans –… Read more »
Hmmm …. not sure about that, but Tom Liston wannabe Wayne Winston with his, let’s say, weak statistical analysis thinks that Andrea’s numbers speak for themself and that he should be infact be included on this year’s Eastern Conference All-Star squad. What do you think?
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.