ESPN Insider are doing their worst free-agent fits throughout the NBA and suggest that signing Hornet’s PF David West could be tempting for the Raps, but note that he isn’t the franchise player some give him recognition for and there’s also some questions regarding this health.
Let the debating begin. Obviously some big ole question marks at the centre position still here in Toronto heading into this season. That being said, with only a couple weeks to get ready, who do you got starting at centre? Andrea, Amir, Ed, Garth Joseph?
Leandro and his wife aren’t too happy at the moment with the thought of basketball returning. The family were apparently all excited about the thought of Papai Noel wearing his slick silk suit and sliding down the chimney with gifts in tow. Maybe when your retired Leandro.
Big hopes have been pinned on Casey’s arrival, as a defensive minded coach with a talent for creating systems that maximize his resources. But what can he realistically accomplish between now and the Raps first game?
It’s the perfect time to offer an olive branch. It’s time to be a leader. Why make a deal now? Both sides are taking a big hit. It’s a stalemate and NO one (besides the lawyers) is winning: owners, players, agents, workers, fans, restaurants, charities, etc. The losses are building. The economy is fragile. Casual… 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.