NBA Preseason: Statistically . . . the grass is greener in Utah

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I'm a crazy person who has a hunger for data to analyze. The Utah Jazz have had a lot of turn over since those Western Conference Finals teams. We lament losing a player we cherish . . . but looking at the preseason statistics so far this year it's clear. Statistically, so far, the grass is greener in Utah.

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Andrei Kirilenko Minnesota Timberwolves 1 27.0 3.0 6.0 2.0 Played in one of three games, good D tho
Deron Williams Brooklyn Nets 1 27.0 15.0 4.0 6.0 Went 3/5 from three, 6:1 A to TO ratio…
Wesley Matthews Portland Trail Blazers 2 23.0 9.0 3.0 1.5 Shooting 40.0% from deep
Kosta Koufos Denver Nuggets 2 22.0 5.5 9.5 0.0 Big rebound numbers, but 38.5 fg%, 0.85 PPS
C.J. Miles Cleveland Cavaliers 3 21.3 11.8 2.8 1.5 2.8 SPG and shooting 8/16 from deep this year
Eric Maynor Oklahoma City Thunder 2 21.0 5.5 2.5 4.5 Shooting 27.8 fg%, 4 turn overs last game
Carlos Boozer Chicago Bulls 3 20.0 7.0 3.3 0.3 Shooting 35.7 fg%, 0.75 PPS, regardless
Kyle Korver Atlanta Hawks 3 19.0 8.3 3.7 2.0 Shooting 41.7% from deep
DeShawn Stevenson Atlanta Hawks 1 18.0 11.0 2.0 1.0 Played in one of three games
Kris Humphries Brooklyn Nets 1 17.0 3.0 6.0 1.0 Dodged a bullet with his former in-laws
Sasha Pavlovic Portland Trail Blazers 2 16.5 3.0 3.0 1.5 Doing barely enough to steal minutes, 2.0 spg
Ronnie Price Portland Trail Blazers 2 14.0 3.0 2.5 2.5 Just got injured :(
Sundiata Gaines Indiana Pacers 1 11.0 4.0 0.0 0.0 Played in one of two games
Blake Ahearn Indiana Pacers 1 10.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 Played in one of two games
Kyle Weaver Memphis Grizzlies 1 8.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Played in one of three games
Othyus Jeffers Phoenix Suns 1 5.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 Played in one of two games
Kyrylo Fesenko Chicago Bulls 1 4.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 Played in one of three games
Devin Harris Atlanta Hawks 0 -- -- -- -- DNP-CDs for each of the three ATL games
Ronnie Brewer New York Knicks 0 -- -- -- -- Missed both games due to injury
Marcus Cousin Houston Rockets 0 -- -- -- -- On team, not even on boxscore
Josh Howard None -- -- -- -- -- --
Mehmet Okur None -- -- -- -- -- --
Francisco Elson None -- -- -- -- -- --

Kyle is still hitting threes, Wes is still a glorified bench guy, Andrei doesn't score, and D-Will isn't his dominant self anymore (even by Per 36 min stats). Let's not forget how great they played here . . . but that location was the key part. Grass greener in the Beehive state. The numbers got our backs on this one. (I need to look into the influence of Jello desserts on performance next . . . )

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