It’s another early 12:30 start at home tomorrow. Anyone here think the Pacers are going to party late into the night tonight? Since I don’t go out clubbing anymore tell me where we should expect Ford & Co. to be seen tonight? (Hold on… AltRaps just told me he already saw them at the Rail… Read more »
The men and women at the home-office in Athabasca, Alberta are working overtime. The category is Top Ten Prophecies For Next Season. The Raptors will have 4-7 new players and 4-7 new fans. Paper bags will replace jerseys as the best selling merchandise item. MLSE will officially change the meaning of ACC to “Armored Cash… Read more »
Timberwolves 110, Raptors 118 Taking my first crack at post-game analysis, I’m happy I’m getting to do so after a Raptors win. The Raps definitely needed this game to keep their 4% playoff hopes alive – as calculated by ESPN’s John Hollinger. Considering how they finished the fourth quarter against the Knicks on Friday, it… Read more »
The Raps have just two more games before the annual NBA weekend reprieve for the disappointing and the mediocre. Coming into this game, the TWolves aren’t even done grieving about losing Big Al “The Ladies Pal” Jefferson for the rest of the season with a torn ACL in his right knee. Tonight, it is seriously… Read more »
LOL! It is unjust to consider Chris Bosh one of today’s NBA superstars because he isn’t one. For the record, even though he desires to be an MVP quality player, Chris Bosh clearly is not in the category of present-day ‘superstar clutch players’ like Kobe, LBJ, Wade, Duncan, Parker, Nash, Kidd, Paul, Iverson and Pierce…. 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.