Research, Statistics, & Analytics

40 at 40 Part 15: DRB% leads to WIN% & DEF RTG?

The defense doesn't rest until they have the ball back in their hands. The normal way this happens is by playing defense, making the other team miss, and getting the defensive rebound. Is there a relationship between winning, DRB% and DEF RTG?

40 at 40 Part 14: Stockton is better than your PG

Over the last 20 years there have been numerous changes to the game, the rules of the game, and who perception tells us "has game." One thing doesn't change. It's that if the game is playing point guard, John Stockton is still the Point God.

40 at 40 Part 13: Spotting (up) offensive problems

The Utah Jazz are diversifying their offense from the traditional post up slog to one which involves a variety of ball handlers. The key is to maintain floor space by keeping the defense honest outside. This means making spot up jumpers. Somehow.

40 at 40 Part 12: Is Jeremy more than a dunker?

Jeremy Evans is in his fourth season in the NBA, and people still don't know what he is capable of. Is he a real rotation player in the NBA, or will he never be anything more than just a dunker?

40 at 40 Part 11: Big Mark Eaton was Big, and Good

Mark Eaton was so big, and used so well by Frank Layden, that he made tall guys everywhere get NBA contracts without deserving them. Because they all were searching for the next Mark Eaton.

40 at 40 Part 10: Surprising Jazz Player Legacies

If you ask anyone who are the biggest names in Jazz history they'll say Stockton and Malone. Other Hall of Famers are easy to spot, like Pistol Pete and Adrian Dantley. But do you really know which players have left the biggest legacies for the Jazz?

40 at 40 Part 9: Trey Burke is better than . . . ?

Since the retirement of John Stockton and the ascension of Deron Williams, the point guard spot in Utah has been a cause for concern. How does Trey Burke compare to the 'forgettables' of this post-Stockton era? How does he compare to D-Will?

40 at 40 Part 8: The allure of the stretch big

Today's dynamic offenses are based around super capable guards and forwards who can drive and get to the rim. This has pushed the bigman farther out of the paint. Stretch Bigs are very valuable. But how many are there? And can Marvin Williams be one?

40 at 40 Part 7: Production vs. Payment

It's important to get paid in the NBA. It's also important to produce, so that you can keep getting paid. There's a reason why contract year is a real term, when you have to some guys pick it up. Let's take a look at who is producing for the Jazz.

40 at 40 Part 6: Beware of fouls

Some how the Utah Jazz have the rep of being a team that goes crazy on the fouls. I wonder where that idea came from?

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