STAT CHECK – Looking a Utah Jazz playing pairs

Line-ups groupings are a new area of stats research. Some of it can be useful but you also need to be very careful because of the amount of statistical noise in these numbers. Who they are playing with, who they are playing against, time of game , etc all have an impact. Overall, I am not sure I would want my head coach making decision on these numbers.
None the less here is a look at the Jazz best and worst groups of 2 man line-ups.

Jazz 2 man line-ups
The Jazz have 60 two man groups that have played at least 100 minutes on the floor together. Those are the only ones we are looking at for these numbers

3 BEST 2 MAN GROUPS
1. Alec Burks/Paul Millsap
2. Alec Burks/Al Jefferson
3. Gordon Hayward/Jamaal Tinsley

3 WORST 2 MAN GROUPS
1. Earl Watson/ Gordon Hayward
2. Earl Watson/Derrick Favors
3. Alec Burks/Derrick Favors

3 BEST OFFENSIVE 2 MAN GROUPS
1. Alec Burks/Al Jefferson
2. Alec Burks/Paul Millsap
3. Alec Burks/Randy Foye
Note: This is really one 5 man group that has played well with Gordon Hayward as well.

3 WORST OFFENSIVE 2 MAN GROUPS
1. Alec Burks/Derrick Favors
2. Earl Watson/Derrick Favors
3. Earl Watson/Gordon Hayward

3 BEST DEFENSVIE 2 MAN GROUPS
1. Alec Burks/Paul Millsap
2. DeMarre Carroll/Enes Kanter
3. Jamaal Tinsley/Gordon Hayward

3 WORST DEFENSIVE 2 MAN GROUPS
1. Earl Watson/Al Jefferson
2. Derrick Favors/Al Jefferson
3. Mo Williams/Derrick Favors
4. Randy Foye/Gordon Hayward

Here are a few other notes. Looking at just the top 30 most used 2 man groups all having played at least 300 minutes together might have more of a signal and less noise

BEST OVERALL – Tinsley/Hawyard then Carroll/Kanter then Gordon/Marvin tied with Carroll/Hayward
WORST OVERALL: Watson/Hayward and Watson/Favors
BEST OFFENSE: Tinsley/Hayward then Hayward/Jefferson and Hayward/Milsap
WORST OFFENSE: Watson/Favors and Watson Hayward then Hayward/Favors
BEST DEFENSE: Carroll/Kanter and Tinsley/Hayward then Hayward/Kanter
WORST DEFENSE: Favors/Jefferson then Mo/Foye and Foye/Jefferson

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