Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE
So the Utah Jazz have played 29 games so far, that's 35% of their regular season. Done. In the books. In the rear view mirror. Dunzo. One thing I noticed when pouring over the stats for this team is that, well, the team has some distinct age stages. All teams do, but we've built it up in a very funny way. I don't really need to get into it into great detail, but all of our old guys are also all of our point guards. Anyway . . . the four groups I see in our roster are the:
- Grey Beards (Draft class 2001, 2002, 2003) -- Mo Williams, Jamaal Tinsley, Earl Watson
- Players at their Peak (2004, 2005, 2006) -- Al Jefferson, Paul Millsap, Marvin Williams, Randy Foye
- Hardened (2007, 2008, 2009) -- DeMarre Carroll
- Green (2010, 2011, 2012) -- Derrick Favors, Gordon Hayward, Enes Kanter, Alec Burks, Jeremy Evans, Kevin Murphy
Our Green group seems to be the most diverse with two quality bigs and two big question marks at the wings, and the dunk champ. Our next most demographically diverse group is our guys at their peaks -- but sadly, all of them are free agents. (Okay, Marvin only has an ETO) The Jazz also have one guy who is inbetween their peak years and their green years, and he's also a free agent. Yikes. Oh yeah, and our grey beards, aka all of our points guys, they are all free agents too.
So much for continuity of government.
Anyway. Let's look at those group numbers per 24 minutes of action.
Surprise surprise, the Green team isn't that bad. In fact, they're the best group over all.
Anyway, I guess all the free agency will make sure the team we have this year is very different from the one we have NEXT year. So in a way, with 35% of the season done, a lot of what we do this year isn't going to carry over to next year.
I guess I need more egg nog.
And yes, I didn't include Raja Bell in this, because he hasn't played a game for us this season so far.