Celtics 94, Raptors 88 Next time I hit up Dave and Buster’s, I’m bringing Ray Allen with me. He might as well have been playing Pop-A-Shot in the first quarter the way he was dropping those daggers. Money. Of course, when you’re that good and you have Kapono trailing behind you like an eager little… Read more »
Check out today’s Opening Tip for tips on dating Stephen Graham. There’s also a new poll about tonight’s game. ******* We’ve all been looking forward to this one. It started so well, two players working in symbiotic harmony. Touted as the best 1-2 punch in the game at their position, it looked to be the… Read more »
…It’s kinda hard to be a Raptors fan like me. If the Raptors are my girlfriend, the object of my affection and the one that makes my heart flutter like a pair of folded hole cards, the MLSE is her asshole father (Not mine, John’s a great guy, but you get it.) Even if you… Read more »
Toronto Raptors 89, Charlotte Bobcats 79 An ugly game in an empty stadium on a lazy Sunday adds up to a win against a team we should have beat. No surprises here except for Jamario grabbing 9 boards. We got destroyed yet again by the guard penetration of Augustin and Felton, the former looking particularly… Read more »
With a week until the season starts, there’s not much to say that hasn’t been said. We’ve heard ad nauseam about our lack of defence, Sam Mitchell’s Lasik (which, if you ask me, makes him look like the type that sleazes up to drunk chicks at a jazz bar), and, highest on many skeptic’s lists,… Read more »
Congratulations, you savvy navigator of the world wide web. You’ve found us! Welcome to Raptors Republic, the newest Raptor fan site. Also, the most comprehensive, most dedicated, and best smelling. If you believe one thing I say (and anyone who’s read my posts probably doesn’t) it’s this: Raptors Republic is going to rock, and that’s… Read more »
…what is the Chuck Swirsky “Kevin Durant Compliment” over/under? I’m talking voluntary, distinct, and unprovoked fellatio. I say 7.5. 5 We’ll Hear For Sure “Leo, this kid is something else. He’s got the complete package.” “No matter where this team ends up, they have got a bright future so long as #35 is around.”… Read more »
I said one thing before the game: “We have to defend Roger Mason!” Sam said one thing during the game: “Horns up!” Raps fans said one thing after the game: “I’m getting a little tired of this.” ************** There’s such a positive spin on everything coming out of the franchise these days, everyone north… Read more »
I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again: No matter how bad things get here in Toronto…at least we’re not Miami Heat fans. All the palm trees and porn stars in the world wouldn’t wash the taste of stale defeat from my mouth. I couldn’t watch these guys for 82 games without taking up hard… Read more »
SITUATION A The Raptors win, everyone calms down for a day, we get a false sense of superiority over the Magic, and we move closer to a first round meeting with Lebron the Wonder Boy. SITUATION B Raptors lose their third in a row, Hedo and Rashard set an NBA record for 3’s made,… Read more »
We played to their strengths all game long. – Leo Rautins If “playing to their strengths” means showing all the energy of a Sunday morning shootaround, then Leo’s bang-on. It’s not that Charlotte played particularly well, it’s that our game could be best summed up with one word: YUCK. What a weekend. I… Read more »
This MUST be photoshopped…right? Other than responsibility and lineups at the bank, there’s nothing I’m better at avoiding than the details of a PVR’d game. No radio, no text messages or GMail chats, and most important, stay away from the TV. Unfortunately, after I got home from dinner last night I caught an ESPN… 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.