The “what happens if you put two turtles in a cage match” edition Banks – his ego is still cracked, so he didn’t play. Got paid, though. Bargnani – his heel has a booboo. I woke up today and had a crick in my neck. Funny thing is, I’m still doing my job. Get out… Read more »
The “so THAT is why my girl is against doing….” edition. Banks – good: his salary. bad: we pay it. Bargnani – good: he was a former #1 pick. bad: he was ours. Bosh – good: his second quarter tonight. bad: the other 3. Calderon – good: he wanted to stay in Toronto and become… Read more »
The “now THAT is how a hungry team plays” edition… Banks – stayed in Toronto. A city awaits word on his injury with a nervousness not often felt amongst the legions of fans. Bargnani – his game tonight reminded me of going to an Italian buffet and all they served was bruschetta and sticky spaghetti…. Read more »
The “more whistles than Caribana” edition… Banks – Of space a waste. Never be a major part of an NBA team, he will. Hmmmmmm. Bargnani – Suffering from the flu, but showing, still ball can he, when he is sick. Finally showing flashes of what a number one pick, been doing a year ago, should… Read more »
The “maybe they should have watched Syracuse” edition Banks – I wish for two things every morning when I awake: to roll over and see Eva Mendez lying next to me (sober, awake, and willingly (and I mean her)) and to have a full day without having to see Marcus Banks play basketball. Bargnani –… Read more »
The “what the hell was that” edition Banks – reminds you of your mother-in-law…you hate her, but it was a necessary evil to get what you wanted. Got more floor time than usual tonight, but did nothing of any value. Bargnani – reminds you of that feeling you get when you first see some grass… Read more »
The “return of dumb and dumber” edition Banks – I don’t care if Jose and Roko were taken out by snipers, there is absolutely no reason to have Banks on the floor outside of garbage time, let alone the first half. Bargnani – do you think The Future looked at that headband wearing loser in… Read more »
The “well thank God that trip is over” edition Banks – major contribution tonight. Yup, word is he actually finished his first ever sudoku. Bargnani – stellar game tonight. As we were reminded (often) his foul trouble was a major blow to our early success. However, his defensive effort tonight was well above average (they… Read more »
The “we were right there..if only we were 100%” edition Banks – well, when most of our squad doesn’t feel 100%, at least we have Marcus to fall back on. Of course, that’s like bringing a budgie to a cock fight. Bargnani – he had himself a Roko-esque shooting night. He virtually slept through the… Read more »
The “ooohh….paint. I thought you said we should try to defend the saint more” edition Banks – if he goes to bed tonight thinking about that kid in public school that teased him saying he wouldn’t amount to anything, Marcus should be rest assured that the bully wasn’t talking about him as a person…just his… Read more »
The “anybody ever hear of this Carney kid” edition Banks – back spasms. didn’t play. wouldn’t have cared if he did. Bargnani – sweeter than tiramisu. smoother than maple syrup. as handsome as a mountie. He was running hard, he was slamming, he was laying up, he swore when he missed a chippy. Only thing… Read more »
The “flash in the pan” edition Banks – DNP – BTR (did not play – back to reality) Bargnani – hotter than watching Salma Hayek breastfeed. Couple of nice blocks, goes off for 28, but has to reign in some of those turnovers. Bosh – the usual suspects will rip him, yet he still put… 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.