PART 6 – HOW THE JAZZ RAE WITH MILLSAP ON THE FLOOR
According to basketballvalue.com Paul Millsap was the most positively influential player on the Jazz roster. When Millsap was on the floor the Jazz were +2.86 per 100 possessions, best on the team and when he was off the floor the Jazz were -7.11 worst on the team.
For an entire game with Millsap on the floor the Jazz were +4.5 via 82games.com. The Jazz were +110 when he was the power forward in 75% of the team’s minutes and in the 5% of minutes he played small forward he was +77.
Defensively, when Milsap played the three the Jazz allowed just 75.2 pt per 100 possesions and the small forward for the other team shot just 32% EFG.
Millsap was not negatively impacted by playing the small forward, he shot an EFG% fo 51% and had a PER of 24.9 higher than his 21.5 PER as a power forward.
According to 82 games.com, when Millsap was on the floor this year the Jazz allowed 106.2 pts per 48 minutes and when he was on the bench they allowed 109.2 and on offense it was more drastic when he was on the floor they averaged 110.7 per 48 minutes and just 102.1 pts when on the bench. This is largely due to Kanter’s inexperience.
Jazz were a better rebounding team with Millsap on the bench.
The numbers are off the charts when he moves to small forward. Interestingly, the defense was much better when he was on the floor with Favors or Kanter but Jefferson offense still made the Jazz better with Jefferson and Millsap on the floor at the same time.