“He’s been treated very fairly and at times they’ve enabled him too much. He has let them down. The ‘kid gloves’ are rightfully off now and obviously should have been off way sooner. It’s now or never. As a man, you look in the mirror and question yourself and what you stand for at this… Read more »
In a question to find the answer to what position Andrea Bargnani should play, the RR research team dug deep into the archives to solve a mystery that has haunted us for years. Naaah…there was nothing on TV so I went to 82games.com.
No doubt it should be another busy and exciting off-season for our Toronto Raptors, but as RR Member charlesnba23 asks, what do fans think the Raptors should, or better yet could do this summer? From drafting, to managment & coaching and all the way to trades & free agency. What would you like to see happen?
RR Moderator Matt52 asks the questions: What trade would you like to see happen that could make use of the $9 million left for the TPE. As Matt states, let’s be realistic and not suggest Rose for the TPE unless your referring to Jalen and also remember that the contract cannot me larger than the… Read more »
Taking Colangelo’s tenure out of the equation, the Raptors are 341-529 (39%). Under Colangelo the Raptors are 183-227 (45%), so relatively speaking the franchise has done much better under Colangelo than it has under his predecessors.
Sources close to the situation told ESPN.com this week that the Raptors do have a backup plan if the current management — at the urging of staunch anti-Colangelo board member Glen Silvestri — decides it’s best to make an immediate change.
RR Member Tim W. is wondering why so many Raptors fans think Amir is redundant considering we have Ed Davis who is pretty much of the same mold as him. Tim brings up some good points on why having them both isn’t redundant, but what do others 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.