Because Utah Jazz fans are so hungry for any information about this team we go to crazy depths. Utah Jazz Stats & News (@UTJazzStats on twitter) re-watched some of the scrimmage and hand (or eye?) calculated the stats from the game action of the first three quarters.
[CORRECTION: There were only three "quarters", so there is no fourth quarter of mystery stats to be had. See comments section]
He tweeted the values out here:
Went back and watched the scrimmage again. Unofficial stats from scrimmage last night. 1st quarter pic.twitter.com/Bcz8R69Kli— Jazz Stats & News (@UTJazzStats) July 11, 2014
Went back and watched the scrimmage again. Unofficial stats from scrimmage last night. 2nd quarter pic.twitter.com/s5ipMDBRad— Jazz Stats & News (@UTJazzStats) July 11, 2014
Went back and watched the scrimmage again. Unofficial stats from scrimmage last night. 3rd quarter pic.twitter.com/l1ztav6Vez— Jazz Stats & News (@UTJazzStats) July 11, 2014
If there was another tweet for the 4th quarter, I'd love to see it.
[There was not. Get over it.]
Not to be out-crazied, I put it all together in a table for everyone to see.
|3||Nick Covington||1||71||6||2||200||28.89||Weber St||2||1||2||2.0||2||0||33.3%||0.0%||7|
|6||Malcolm Thomas||3||4||22||6||9||225||25.66||San Diego St||8||3||0||0.0||0||0||57.1%||0.0%||11|
|10||Brock Motum||4||87||6||10||245||23.74||Washington St||6||2||2||0||0||100.0%||100.0%||50.0%||10|
And again, these are the unofficial stats from the first three quarters. [Wrong!] I am sure some guys did better in their play, in general, than what any box score shows.
- I think it is fair to say that until it is otherwise proved, this is Trey Burke's team. He's going to be the primary ball handler, and with a year under his belt and with a desire to exorcise the demons of last summer league, he's going to be going into it for the kill. Great players make significant jumps from year one to year two. And Burke needs to show it here. I am certain he will.
- Dante Exum did not kill it. He missed all of his shots, including two free throws. That said, he did exhibit play making skills and a quickness that this team will always appreciate. He's going to be fine. He's a point guard. Burgers are ready. Drink Red Bull. Buy Adidas. Let's go to Foot Locker.
- Nick Covington is almost my age. So, good on him.
- Ian Clark is going to be our designated finisher on a lot of plays. Vegas is his town, or at least it was last season. He's ready to make people remember WHY he made it to the league in the first place. He's dangerous from anywhere now.
- Rodney Hood was a solid finisher as well. He made his own shot a few times, and hit open jumpers. The troubling thing is to look at his stat line and wonder what it would look like if he wasn't making almost all of his shots. He's going to do other things on the floor to get on the floor.
- Malcolm Thomas has done this dance a few times, playing for various NBA teams and NBA-DL squads. I think he's going to make the most out of this opportunity.
- Chris Roberts nailed a three. If you look at how some of our other guards shot it's clear that this dude is going to get a chance to contribute on this squad.
- Niels Giffey is the one basketball player I make the most spelling errors typing.
- Rudy Gobert is ready to rock. His offense isn't there, and he doesn't get touches in an unstructured game. But 8 rebounds in three quarters shows me that he knows how to use his size.
- Brock Motum / Erik Murphy -- this is the battle of battles. The Battle of big, slow, white guys who take three pointers. Motum put the pressure on Murphy by making his three, while Murphy pressed it a little bit to try to equal the score.
- Jason Washburn did the worst in three quarters out of anyone not named Niels Griffy.
Stats don't tell the whole story. And from reading the impressions from people who were there, they were really happy and excited to see this team play. And you will, later on tonight -- as they face off against the Philadelphia 76ers.