Raptors 74, Suns 73 Starters: Nichols, Ibekwe, O’Bryant, Ukic, DeRozan It’s 18-17 Suns early in the second and the only Raptor who’s showing a signal of intent is DeMar DeRozan who’s giving us the mid-range game yet again. All eyes on Ukic really and right now he’s struggling to create off the bounce for anyone…. Read more »
As it stands now, the Top 3 looks like: Sacramento Washington LA Clippers I’m predicting Sacramento gets screwed, and the Knicks win the Lottery – taking take home Blake Griffin, stay tuned… BC representing, let’s hope he brings some luck (last time we got the #1 pick) Joel Litvin shouldn’t be allowed in front of… Read more »
Watch Press Conference Here He talked to all the players. “The season was clearly a disappointment for everyone involved” In the first year we might have achieved “too much too quickly” and he almost jokingly blamed himself by saying “I’ve apparently done a bad job of managing expectations” He still believes this is the best… Read more »
LIVE CHAT IS HERE Stream #1 :: Stream #2 :: Stream #3 Follow us on twitter for live in-game updates and such: Raps shoot 55% and lose. Raps Fan will have the post-game report. about an hour ago Ukic did not play the final 3:56 after being red hot in the quarter. about an hour… Read more »
Stream #1 Stream #2 Stream #3 (Requires TVAnts software) Stream # 4 Stream # 5 Check out the LIVE CHAT. Score updates and other blogging will be done on Twitter. Check out the Opening Tip for the game.
Raptors have won two straight and are trying to avenge the earlier loss in Toronto when Steve Blake burned us for a 3 with 8 ticks left. Chris Bosh then did his PG impression, remember? The live chat is available and you can follow the game on Twitter. The stream links are below, there’s the… Read more »
Twitter based live blog tonight. Raps back in action after a three day break! Link to Live Chat Stream #1 107-101 Final. 2-2 on the roadtrip thanks to JO’s big night. Also, much thanks to Jack Armstrong for making this game painful to watch. 3 minutes ago Randy Brown is on the Kings bench in… Read more »
TSN2 again. Here’s the live chat. This will be another Twitter based live blog, you can follow it on this very web page or you can follow directly on Twitter and get game updates there. We also publish news alerts, injury reports and other tidbits of Raptors information throughout the day (and night) over there…. Read more »
Live Stream :: Another Stream Follow Raptors Republic on Twitter Twitter Updates 107-97 is the Final. Can’t let SA walk into the lane anytime they want, we’re not good enough to recover from that for 48 minutes. 3 minutes ago Down 10 Bosh launches his usual three with about a minute plus left. A shot… Read more »
Before the game Let Arse guide you through this game. Gently. Live Chat starts at 7PM EST. Read the Opening Tip for some entertainment till then. Stream – more NBA follows Raptors/Mavs Live Blog 96-86 Final – Mavs win: That’s all she wrote! Raptor slump to another defeat, same old story: Start off hot, give… 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.