April 18, 2010

Advice for the Jazz

Filed under: Uncategorized — wwinston @ 9:06 am

The Jazz have lost two key frontcourt players:AK47 and Okur for the Nuggets series. Is all lost? The Jazz have played 3 points better than average with these guys out. But there are some really good combinations that have worked well with AK47 and Okur out. All numbers are how well a combination plays per 48 minutes after adjusting for strength of opponents faced.

  1. Playing  three guards (Korver, Matthews and Williams) has played 7 points better than average.
  2. The frontcourts of  Boozer Millsap and Miles (+7) Miles Millsap and Fesenko (+13) and Boozer Fesenko and Miles (+26) have played well.
  3. When Williams is out (he is the league’s best point guard!) Miles, Boozer, Matthews, Millsap with Price or Gaines has played well (more than 20 points better than average).


1 Comment »

  1. Interesting data there, but without big guys it is tough to move further than the first round. The barometer of this series will be when it moves to Utah.

    Comment by Derek — April 19, 2010 @ 3:58 pm

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