STAT CHECK – Jazz post up numbers

At the half way point of the season I looked at Synergy Sports and got the post up numbers for all the Jazz players.

jazz post up number

No surprises Al Jefferson gets most of the post offense. What is interesting is he is not that effective on his post ups, shooting just 41.5%. His lack of turnovers is an enormous benefit.

Millsap’s numbers look better than Jefferson’s but I would question the value of Synergy stats on this. If Millsap works 1 on 1 and can’t get his shot off passes out to the wing then it doesn’t count as a post-up for Millsap. This is where synergy is very questionable in how much you can really decifer from these numbers.

The other two numbers that really jumped out at me are the turnover numbers on Kanter and Favors. Kanter is turning the ball over on over 30% of his post ups.

What these numbers showed me is how far Favors and Kanter are from being able to have the offense run through them in the post as the Jazz currently do with Millsap and Jefferson.

STAT CHECK – Jazz season in 10 game blocks

At the 40 game mark the Jazz can look at their season in 10 game blocks.

Here are two graphs – the first is an advanced metric look at the season and the second is the Dean Oliver 4 factors.
season by 10 game blocks 1

season by 10 game blocks 2

A few things jump out here
* The Jazz have a huge improvement in defensive rebounding.
* The defensive rebounding improvement has lead to an overall defensive improvement
* Jazz assists and trips to the line are way up
* The disturbing trend is the Jazz are sending people to the line more and not defending the shot well, if the Jazz slip at all in defensive rebounding again the defense will fall off the cliff.

STAT CHECK – Utah Jazz Locke Offensive Ranking over the 40 games

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. Last time we did was at 30 games now at 40 games we revisit.

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

JAZZ AT 40 GAMES
jazz at game 40

Last time we looked at the Jazz they were at the 30 game mark. Here is what they have done in the last 10 games offensively.

jazz last 10 games as of 1-15

STAT CHECK – Utah Jazz Locke Offensive Rankings after 30 games

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. Last time we did was at 20 games now at 30 games we revisit.

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

JAZZ OVER FOR 30 GAMES
jazz at 30 games

NOTE – The Locke offensive ranking does not account for turnovers because it would hurt the guards too much however, in the case of Kanter and Favors it skews the numbers very positively. Take a look at pts per possession as well.

Last time we looked at the Jazz they were at the 20 game mark. Here is what they have done in the last 10 games offensively.

jazz last 10 games as of 12-27

TIP OFF – Dec 12

Utah Jazz radio voice David Locke talks Jazz defense and defensive rebounding plus two break out players

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