You know that Seinfeld when George lies about being handicapped to get the job, and when they later find out that he’s not, they can’t fire him because he’s under contract so they lock him out of his office? Something similar could be done for Marco Belinelli. I’m joking, of course, I love Marco.
Yeah, we know how to use Excel. Strength of schedule per month. For every peak there’s a valley. November is tough but life will get easier, not by much, but thing will even out for the team and we’ll have a chance at netting a respectable record provided we beat the teams we’re supposed to… Read more »
Whenever this issue comes up there are the naysayers who maintain that the two cannot coexist on the same team. The arguments made are numerous. The popular ones include that they’re too perimeter oriented to complement each other, or that they play the same position forcing one of them to play out of position, or… Read more »
OK, you’re probably sick of us plugging the Stat-O-Meter all the time so I thought we’d create another, simpler tool which everybody can find a use for, not just stat-addicts. I made a new little tool which answers questions that I always ask How is a player doing in a certain stretch? For example, What’s… 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.