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 »
Bargnani started and looked pretty damn good Heat 96, Raptors 107 If you take any great pleasure out of beating the Heat in your own backyard you’re probably the type that likes to post-up your five year old nephew and trash talk after each score. Nothing wrong with that except you’d be thinking too highly… Read more »
Miami in town today and what’s so special about them? Instead of the boring mugshots every NBA team uses they’re dressed up like the Reservoir Dogs. Classy to say the least, except for Chris Quinn who looks a lot like…well…Chris Quinn. I previewed the game by talking to Mike Wallace of the Miami Herald. Some… Read more »
Miami Heat 75, Toronto Raptors 91 Before the game Chris Bosh was asked to speak to the crowd and he mumbled something about how great the fans were and how they appreciated us coming out and so on. Then he said something that caught me by surprise, Bosh goes, “we’ve had a great season”. Haha… Read more »
Toronto Raptors 114, Miami Heat 82 That’s Charles Barkley’s take on the Heat. It’s also what’s keeping Riley from jumping off the nearest bridge. In all the years of watching Riley coach, this is the first one where he seems calm and serene even when his team’s getting pounded to the tune of 40 points…. 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.