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 »
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.