The “real sloberknocker” edition: Ajinca: I just know Jay hates it when I’m right. First about the number of wins the Raptors will have this year and about Alexis. Give him some run and let him show you he can play. If James Johnson has “earned’” it, let Ajinca do the same. Alabi: back to… Read more »
Well I don’t about you, but if Colangelo’s job isn’t safe right now then Triano’s certainly isn’t either. What do the fans think now? With continuing with this rebuild, is Jay still our man in taking these young fellas to the next level?
RR member Raptoronto listed a poll last night. What to do with GM Bryan Colangelo? Should we extend his contract for another couple years to continue the rebuild? Cut’em loose and look for the best GM available who’s interested in coming north of the border? Or does it even matter? It’s hopeless either way. What… 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.