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Old 03-14-2014, 11:18 AM   #613
Xiao Yao You
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Default Re: Season of the tank!-2013-14 regular season

For the season Kanter and Favors have played 503 minutes together. In those 503 minutes the Jazz offensive rating is 92.7 points per 100 possessions. This is by far the worst of any of the Jazz 30 most used playing pairs, only 8 are under 100 points per possession. This is a continuation of last season when the Jazz struggled to score with both Kanter and Favors on the floor.

Last year, with Kanter and Favors on the floor the Jazz were great defensively. This season that has not been the case. Instead, the Jazz are allowing 113.4 points per 100 possessions with both of them on the floor. Only the tandems of Kanter and Burks at 114.2 and Kanter and Marvin 116.5 pts per 100 possessions are worse.

Most of these minutes happened early in the season when the Jazz were without Trey and Marvin and were outmatched every night.

Since November 24th when Trey entered the starting line-up Favors and Kanter have played 200 minutes together. In those 200 minutes the Jazz offensive rating is 98.7, an improvement, but the defensive rating is still an abysmal 115.5. This is the second worst defensive pair (Marvin and Kanter are 115.9) of the 60 most used pairs since November 24th.

Over those 200 minutes opponents EFG% has been 53.7 (league average is 50%, team average is 50.7). The Jazz have been a better offensive rebounding team, grabbing 27.7% of the offensive rebounds (team is 24.8%). However, on the defensive glass they team has grabbed 73.6% of the defensive rebounds below the team average of 74.8% Finally, the offense has been very turnover prone, turning it over 16.9% of their possessions, higher than any tandem that doesn’t include Rudy Gobert.

So far this season the data questions whether or not Kanter and Favors can play together. The next stretch of games is their chance to prove otherwise.

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