BREAKDOWN – PART 1 – How the Jazz Big Men are Performing in the Post?

Throughout the year I have been reviewing the numbers on Synergy Sports to see how our players are performing in different areas.

Today I am looking at the post play of the 4 bigs. According to Synergy these are the numbers for the season. Later, I will post how they looked watching film.

PLAYER # FGM FGA FG% %TO %SCORE
MILLSAP 141 46 120 38.3% 5.7% 41.8%
JEFFERSON 283 106 246 43.1 4.9% 45.2%
FAVORS 73 30 74 40.5% 16.7% 39.2%
KANTER 54 13 40 32.5% 18.5% 31.5%

MILLSAP IN THE POST BY THE NUMBER

Millsap has hit on just 1 of his last 15 post plays, he has been fouled 4 times in that span. Millsap converted 28 of his first 60 post shots of the year and has since hit just 18 of his last 60 post shots. Paul hit on 24 of his first 45 post shots and since then is 22 of his last 75 (29%).

JEFFERSON IN THE POST BY THE NUMBERS

This is what Al does and he has been scoring in the post well as of late. Last year he had 587 post ups for 42.7%, this year he is right on at 43.1%. He is passing more this year and his turnover number is down last year he turned it over 6.1% of his post ups and this year it is 4.9% In turn he score % is up slightly. Last year , he ranked 74th in the NBA in post up according to Synergy this year he is 36th.

KANTER IN THE POST BY THE NUMBERS

Kanter started the year 4 of 20 in the post with 4 turnover, in the last 20 shot attempts he has hit 9 of 20 and has 5 turnovers. He has converted on 5 of the last 10 shots in the post. Turnovers are still a major issue for Kanter in the post and he has no idea how to pass out of the post.

FAVORS IN THE POST BY THE NUMBERS

Favors has slumped as of last after being very productive. He has converted on just 5 of his last 15 and even more recently has been 0 for his last 6 but has drawn three fouls in that time.

If you break Favors 74 post shots into 5 groups of 15 he makes 4 the first 15, then 6, then 7, then 8 and slips most recently down to 5. However, in the last 15 he started drawing fouls. His biggest problem is he turns the ball over a ton. In his 45 shots he turned it over 8 times, in the last 30 he has turned it over 5 times. Truly all of these numbers show some progress.

Next I will watch the film and post how they look and what they are doing.