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Closer look at the Jazz offense: Cuts

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According to the data at mySynergySports.com the Jazz are the #10th best team in the league on offensive cuts, yet they only finish a play via a cut 10.1% of the time. The heart of the flex offense relies upon smart, unselfish plays like moving without the ball -- and getting the ball when you do make a cut. The Jazz live in the paint, so let's look at how they do with cuts:

Cut
Bigs # of plays % of plays PPP Rank FG%
Al Jefferson 130 13.0% 1.18 86 58.8%
Paul Millsap 121 13.3% 1.43 10 70.7%
Derrick Favors 100 18.9% 1.11 120 54.4%
Enes Kanter 51 17.1% 1.18 86 55.3%
Jeremy Evans 13 32.5% 1.62 NA 83.3%
Wings
Raja Bell 8 3.9% 1.75 NA 85.7%
Josh Howard 38 8.5% 1.26 52 62.5%
C.J. Miles 32 5.6% 1.00 155 51.9%
Gordon Hayward 52 8.1% 1.12 114 53.7%
Alec Burks 31 8.3% 1.06 139 40.9%
DeMarre Carroll 1 2.7% 2.00 NA 100.0%
Point Guards
Devin Harris 14 2.4% 0.93 NA 50.0%
Earl Watson 15 5.8% 1.40 NA 64.3%
Jamaal Tinsley 1 0.8% 0.00 NA 0.0%

Paul Millsap is the king of cuts.

Out of all of our non-Jeremy Evans style bigs, he's the best at moving without the ball, and he is #10 in the NBA League Rank at finishing these plays. Kanter and Big Al are both Top 100 too, so that's always good. Favors isn't a slouch here either. Our PGs rarely cut, and our wings should cut more. Josh Howard is #52 in he NBA at possessions that end with him cutting. That's quite good. I would expect Miles, Hayward, and Burks to do better though. Burks particularly . . . he only shot 40.9 fg% -- and should get to the line more.

On again, the Bigs take the lions share of these types of shots, it's no secret that we're an inside/out team. Sap is the best guy on our team at scoring on the one play that our team scores on the best. That means something.