How Bosh has managed to transform the public’s perception of him from “good player tired of losing” to “greedy attention-seeking diva” is truly a thing of beauty. He has handled the 2010 free-agency period about as poorly as one can. Whereas Dwayne Wade and LeBron James have met with other teams without alienating their existing ones, Chris Bosh has done exactly that.
Eric Smith talked some Belinelli, Paul Jones, Twitter, career, blogs and more. Have a listen by clicking on the play button below or directly in iTunes. You can also download the file. Follow him at @eric__smith. Quick summary after the jump.
How about we get to 50k with a bit of class? UPDATE: If you aren’t on Twitter, this may not make any sense to you (also, if you are, you may not care) It started out as a self-righteous duel to 50,000 followers between two of the NBA’s most prolific young-guns/Tweeters. Looking from the outside… Read more »
What-choo-talkin-about? The Raptors need to take this one as they head into a tough stretch of games where they play 7 teams who are .500 or better. Without getting too far ahead of ourselves, there is a game against the Wolves. Don’t get too excited, but it could mean two wins in a row for… Read more »
AltRaps is off for a week, I’ll try to fill the big shoes. Raps Fan with the post-game report later…if he recovers from his bender. It’s the “Shame on you for tuning in” edition. Adams – When Colangelo beat zero other teams to the punch in signing Adams, is this how he envisioned him being… 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.