Research, Statistics, & Analytics

Gordon Hayward scoring evolution, or devolution?

Looking at the Synergy Data for Gordon Hayward and finding out if he has changed how he takes control of games . . . and if it's effective or not.

Heat don't want no piece of the . . . Jazz?

The Miami Heat fear no team in this league, and have been dominant over the last few seasons . . . but they falter against an unlikely foe.

Jazz History vs. Expansion Teams

The New Orleans Jazz team joined the NBA 40 years ago. Since that time the team changed locations, but many other franchises joined the league. How have the Jazz fared against the newest teams?

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Wins

Trey said that talk of tanking is insulting to him and the other young players. Perhaps they should be insulted. Let's see why.

40 at 40 Part 21: Jeff Hornacek and roster urgency

The '88 Jazz led by a young stars Stockton and Malone almost beat the Lakers in the 2nd round. Five seasons later they were an easy out in the first around. What happened and what changed? Jeff Hornacek is part of the answer for sure, but . . .

40 at 40 Part 20: Halfway there

So this is the 20th post in this series, the halfway mark. The Jazz are at the halfway mark of their season as well. And many of these guys seem like half finished products. Such synergy. Much meaningfulness. Connected. Wowe.

40 at 40 Part 19: How many games do the Jazz win?

The 2013-2014 Utah Jazz season has 40 games left in it, over 86 days, starting tonight. Some of the teams are tanking, some are going for it. How will the team do?

40 at 40 Part 18: Are the Jazz more athletic now?

When the Jazz franchise was at their best they were a deep team of veterans on the downsides of their careers. This Jazz team is on the opposite side of the mountain in terms of success, but also athleticism. Is this the most athletic Jazz team ever?

40 at 40 Part 17: Karl Malone is under rated

How do you call a Hall of Fame player who has two MVP awards, two All-Star Game MVP awards, two Gold Medals, a 14 time All-Star, 14 time All-NBA Team member, a 4 time All-NBA Defensive Team member "under rated"? By looking at the numbers. That's how.

40 at 40 Part 16: '03-04 Andrei vs. '13-14 Gordon

The Utah Jazz were unable to extend Gordon Hayward's rookie deal, and the 2013-2014 season could be his last with the Jazz heading into an uncertain restricted free agency. In 2003-2004 Andrei Kirilenko had a monster year. It's time to compare them.

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