Raptors 120, Heat 113 – Box Thank God for the Heat. Over the last two seasons, as bad as things were for the Raptors, every time the Heat popped up on the schedule (home or away), the Raptors licked their lips and got themselves a win. Even though Wade and HO had their team 7-4… Read more »
20/10…you keep those kinds of players. It was a challenging year to say the least, and no one on this team had a harder time with it then Chris. After a summer where he won Olympic gold as a KEY member of the US National team (KEY as in he was crucial to their winning,… Read more »
The “I told you so” edition Adams – possessed the characteristics you look for as a general manager of an NBA franchise: a fire hydrant with a headband. Hassan brought as much value to our team as would rap lessons from 50 Cent given to Jake Voskuhl. Banks – at least Hassan isn’t costing us… Read more »
“…Scottie Pippen defense my ass” – @RapsGurl Raptors 102, Heat 108 It wasn’t the game that Arsenalist was looking for (Joey vs Moon), in fact, both were small bit players in what was Wade vs Bosh. Not a head-to-head match-up, but we saw potential future teammates battle it out like titans. Normally I am extremely… Read more »
The people who are outright opposed to the trade cite two reasons. The first being the inclusion of a first round pick and the other being Marcus Banks and his contract. Now there’s nothing we can do about the first round pick but we might be able to salvage something of Marcus Banks. If he… Read more »
Maybe this will buy BryCo some time till the summer… It’s times like this where I wished I could smite BC for his idiotic abuse of this franchise and its fans. The latest obscenity happens to potentially be the most expensive. When this team was in desperate need of a wing player who could create… Read more »
They say the team that got the best player in the deal won the trade. It’s simplistic but often true. So if you want to feel good about this one, that’s all you need to know. When I first heard O’Neal got traded for Marion, I was happy. Then I heard Marcus Banks was coming… Read more »
ESPN is reporting that Jermaine O’Neal and Jamario Moon have been traded to the Miami Heat for Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks. Marion’s $17.1M contract ends at the end of the year and Marcus Banks’ contract ends at the end of the 2010-11 season. He stands to make approximately $4.5M. Good deal? Only if we… Read more »
First things first: join me in wishing RapsFan a speedy recovery. He’s going through a heck of a bad streak on the health side of the ledger and I’m betting some good vibes his way will be well received. In the meantime, enjoy the sponge baths dude. The “who said hard work doesn’t pay off”… Read more »
The “all good things must come to an end” edition Bargnani – meh. Passable offensive game offset by some horrible defense most of the night. Trade him. Bosh – at least he is on the bench, unlike some other highly paid athletes. Keep him. Calderon – the turnstile was in full use tonight. Welcome to… Read more »
In awe of the King. Cavs 101, Raptors 83 Was I the only one embarrassed when the Raptors started the game showing zone? Or when Lebron dunked twice against a zone defense? Or when Szczerbiak hit 2 of his first 3 treys (the guy doesn’t jump, and it’s not like he’s a threat to drive… 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.