This is part of a continuing series we are doing here at Raptors Republic where we do a fly-by with our partners in the TrueHoop Network. Nothing fancy, not going entirely in-depth since (in my opinion) it’s pretty worthless to do so until the season starts. When the games that count do start, we have… Read more »
Iggy, Iggy, Iggy can’t you see, they’d trade you straight up for Bargnani Quick take on the Washington game: We were completely healthy and played our starters regular minutes but still couldn’t manage to beat the worst team in the East at home. Technically speaking, that was the worst loss of the season and a… Read more »
Why not? There’s nothing going on anywhere so it’s time I write the ultimate filler post. Without further ado: Boston: The Celtics trinity are a year older but they’re still only 31, 32 and 33, one could even argue that they’re in their prime. They lost James Posey who was instrumental in their title run… 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.