Based on make up of current Raps team, the window is open for at least another 3-4 seasons (essentially basing this estimation on Lowry/Amir and typical career trajectories). Outside of Lowry/Amir, the window is open for much longer. Based on this vague assumption, this season what would you rather: a) Stay the course (i.e. lets see what… Read more »
Although this team certainly has chemistry, sometimes there can be opportunities that are just too good to pass up. That doesn’t mean that the chemistry is suddenly lost, but it can certainly inhibit the team’s functionality. By wondering what targets should the Raptors consider, I’m wondering either underrated players or players who are good but… Read more »
The Chicago game clearly showed that we’re not a top tier team in the East yet (let alone the league as a whole) and are solidly second-tier. So what do we need to reach the next level? What’s your solution?
Alot of criticism of Casey’s substitutions and rotations so far this season. So much that we’re curious to know what the fans think of it? If ain’t broke, don’t fix it? Or is there still an area of improvement Casey can make at this point?
After every game, post the best three Raptors of that game. First place gets 3 points, second place gets 2, and third place gets 1. For each game one of our members will add up the points and then track the standings throughout the season to see who we as the fans vote as the most… Read more »
So, the Raptors have so much depth, especially at the 1, 2 and 3 positions, so we’re wondering if the best way to ultimately use that depth is to use the Spurs model of only playing most of their major players about 72 games each. Thoughts?
I’d hate to be Casey and his coaching staff in the next week or so. Some tough decisions to be made soon. No offence to Will Cherry, but I think its safe to say that it’s going to come down to Greg Stiemsma or Jordan Hamilton for the last roster spot. Who do you think… 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.