Even a half-french-half-nelson can’t stop CB4. It’s been a minute, but I’m back. Sadly, not a whole lot changed while I was gone.. The fortunes of this team have remained the same. Regardless of how we got here, the fact of the matter is that this team is worse off right now then when BryCo… Read more »
Check the Opening Tip to find out why Aaron Gray is called the White Panther. So Zo got everyone excited for no reason yesterday, turns out he finally announced his retirement which is a little funny because I thought he did that when he got traded to the Raps in the Carter deal. Funny guy… Read more »
Grab the Opening-Tip which tells you about rappers honouring TJ Ford and how George Stroumboulopoulos and Danny Granger are linked. I didn’t see the game, but the loss to Chicago cheapened the effort the Raps gave against the Celtics. All-in-all, three losses in a row doesn’t sit nicely with me, regardless of who they come…
The PNR defense cannot result in matchups like these! Bulls 102, Raptors 98 Terrible finish to this one as Chris Bosh gets blocked by Joakim Noah on a fadeaway jumper with the Raptors down two. Hindsight is 20/20 but even at the time it made too much sense to go through Bargnani who was having… Read more »
Grab the Opening-Tip: The ‘Please Don’t Trade for Hughes’ Edition. And you learn what Luol Deng and Arsenalist have in common. With the specter of Swirky’s return looming over this one, I have been dreading this match-up for fear of the Raptors having some sort of cheesy tribute to the guy. I wasn’t a fan…he… Read more »
An interesting comment, and some proceeding ones, about winning and profitability sparked my interest. This has been something I always have thought about. Fortunately, Forbes listed their NBA team valuation list, which included profitability. Some really interesting things came up, reaffirming what many Raptor Fans have known/suspected for years: WINNING DOES NOT EQUAL PROFITABILITY!
Toronto Raptors 97, Chicago Bulls 107 The bench got some big time run in meaningless game #82 but couldn’t pull it out in Chicago as the Bulls ended their miserable season amid speculation of a coaching change along with some very awkward contract talks coming up with Luol Deng and Ben Gordon. The Raptors end… Read more »
It’s hard to care about the Bulls game tonight with the playoffs ready to go on Sunday in Orlando. We got the matchup we were literally begging for and its time to see what we can do with it. The pundits who think that the Raptors have a great chance of advancing are all assuming… Read more »
Chicago Bulls 78, Toronto Raptors 93 If you can’t beat the Bulls at home these days your team probably deserves to be in the NBDL. A relatively easy 93-78 win over Chicago at home puts us back at .500 with Memphis and Cleveland coming up at home. There’s not much to say from this game… Read more »
Toronto Raptors 101, Chicago Bulls 71 What gives with the Raptors? They can blow the shit out of the Bulls in Chicago, lambaste Jersey into oblivion but lose at home to the Magic? All I can say is that all bets are off on what’s going to happen against Utah on Wednesday. Damn confusing to… 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.