STAT CHECK – Jazz offense after 20 games – Locke Offensive Rating

Throughout the year I will post this. Here are the definitions. The top line is the league average so you can put everything in context.

TS% – Weighs free throw shooting and three point shooting ((Pts/(FGA+trips to line)*2)).
EFG% – Weights 3 pt shots so 33% from three is a 50% EFG and 50% FG% with no 3′s is also 50% EFG
Cringe/Grin – This evaluates if a player uses a possession above the league average and how much he shots high number grin when he shoots, negative cringe it is a below league average possession
LHM – Is the metric Larry H Miller used to evaluate players, heavily favors big men
Locke – Is my offensive rating. Weighs efficiency and ability to use a possession. 0 – is replacement level – League average is intended to be 10 – 20 is starter -30 is elite -40 is rare and dominating
Active – Is impact on game rating used by former NBA Coach Bob Hill – favors bigs
Jack% – amount of time between times taking a shot
2%, 3%, FT%, to% –% of possessions used doing those items
SO – amount of scoring opportunities (FGA or trip to line) in 40 minutes
pts/so – pts per scoring opportunity
pts/fga – Kevin O’Connor favorite
Pts per Poss – pts per possession turnovers are counted here not in scoring opportunities
Poss – amount of possessions used per game

STAT CHECK – Jazz as of November 20th

Throughout the year I will post this. Here are the definitions. The top line is the league average so you can put everything in context.

TS% – Weighs free throw shooting and three point shooting ((Pts/(FGA+trips to line)*2)).
EFG% – Weights 3 pt shots so 33% from three is a 50% EFG and 50% FG% with no 3’s is also 50% EFG
Cringe/Grin – This evaluates if a player uses a possession above the league average and how much he shots high number grin when he shoots, negative cringe it is a below league average possession
LHM – Is the metric Larry H Miller used to evaluate players, heavily favors big men
Locke – Is my offensive rating. Weighs efficiency and ability to use a possession. 0 – is replacement level – League average is intended to be 10 – 20 is starter -30 is elite -40 is rare and dominating
Active – Is impact on game rating used by former NBA Coach Bob Hill – favors bigs
Jack% – amount of time between times taking a shot
2%, 3%, FT%, to% –% of possessions used doing those items
SO – amount of scoring opportunities (FGA or trip to line) in 40 minutes
pts/so – pts per scoring opportunity
pts/fga – Kevin O’Connor favorite
Pts per Poss – pts per possession turnovers are counted here not in scoring opportunities
Poss — amount of possessions used per game

STAT CHECK/SHOT CHART – The evolution of Paul Millsap

We all have talked about how Paul Millsap has changed his game over the years to become the offensive minded power forward that he is today. In his first few years in the NBA he was a pure junk yard dog around the rim

For the first time I have access to show you exactly how much that has changed.
The first chart is the shot distribution of Paul Millsap in 2008-09, the next is his shot distrubtion last season.

Paul Millsap shot chart distribution in 2011-12

STAT CHECK – Where Al Jefferson’s late game success makes no sense

Last year Al Jefferson had the 11th best FG% in the final 5 minutes of an NBA game. He hit 43.5% of his field goal attempts. However, he did it very differentially than his regular season success. In the regular season Jefferson is predominately on the left block and is most successful on the left block. See the chart below
(red is below league average, yellow is average and green above league average…

However when you look at his late game success it doesn’t match where he is successful the rest of the game. N

STAT CHECK – Jazz #1 FG% team in clutch over last two years

The Utah Jazz are the best FG% team in the NBA in the clutch over the last two years. Clutch is defined as final 5 minutes of a game within 6 points.

Coach Tyrone Corbin thinks it has to do with the Jazz style of play ““We understand the sense of urgency, we get the ball where we need to get the ball. We have always a really good job in the half court set of running out plays and getting the ball where we want and we capable guys of making shots in those situations.”

Here are the Jazz individual numbers in that time period.