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Utah Jazz Season Split: Games 1-10

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How have we fared to start the season?

NBA: Utah Jazz at Miami Heat Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Through the first 10 games of the season, the Utah Jazz earned a 6-4 record. With this split came a fairly difficult schedule (7 road games) and unfortunate health, but the results were solid nonetheless. I want to take a look at some of the statistics of the team and of the individual players through the first 10 games.

This is something I will try and do for each 10 game split throughout the season, so if there is something you would like me to add or take away let me know in the comments.

Game Results:

Team Stats and Rankings:

  • FG%: 45.2 (11th)
  • FT%: 74.8 (20th)
  • 3pt%: 36.3 (9th)
  • Assist%: 53.5 (23rd)
  • Rebound%: 50.8 (11th)
  • Blocks: 5.8 (5th)
  • Offensive Rating: 104.1 (15th)
  • Defensive Rating: 99.7 (6th)
  • Net Rating: 4.5 (8th)
  • Pace: 93.48 (30th)

Player Statistics

(Sorry that’s the best I could do. SBnation is undergoing some changes and is still working on table compatibility.)

5 most used lineups:

  1. 44 min- Hill, Hood, JJ, Diaw, Gobert: 116.6 Ortg, 103.1 Drtg, 2.3 +/-
  2. 29 min- Mack, Hood, Hayward, Favors, Gobert: 102.1 Ortg, 82.4 Drtg, 1.0 +/-
  3. 27 min- Hill, Hood, Johnson, Favors, Gobert: 120.7 Ortg, 102.6 Drtg, 14.0 +/-
  4. 18 min- Hill, Hood, Johnson, Lyles, Gobert: 88.0 Ortg, 101.3 Drtg, -0.6 +/-
  5. 15 min- Mack, Hood, Johnson, Lyles, Favors: 142.0 Ortg, 103.3 Drtg, 1.8 +/-

Tavan’s Takeaways:

  1. Pace gets more attention than it might deserve. Want to know the 3 teams that lead the league in pace so far? Suns, Nets, Lakers. Oh, and the Spurs are 2nd to last just ahead of the Jazz. It all comes down to team style and advantages.
  2. Hill is the best offseason addition not named Durant. His impact has been incredible for this team both in terms of play and leadership. And for those of you wondering, he has expressed his desire to stay here long term. I hope DL can make the money work.
  3. Gordon Hayward will be an All-Star. He was hungry (or should I say thirsty—H20—get it? I’m funny ok…) to get playing, and has really excelled early. He looks like a man amongst boys out there after all that offseason work.
  4. Our 3-point shooting is much improved from years past. And honestly it could be even better with how many open looks this offense has created. It will be interesting to watch this over the season, especially as guys get more comfortable in a new offense or new roles.
  5. Unfortunately Rudy’s preseason FT success hasn’t translated to the regular season just yet. I’m not worried about it, though, and neither should you be. His form looks better and he is seeing success, it just needs to become consistent. Optimistically, (we’re allowed to be that again as Jazz fans right?) I’m thinking he’ll end near or above 70% this year.

Surely I have looked over something, and that’s where the rest of you come in. How did you feel about the first 10 games, and what has stood out to you?