Not only am I big Utah Jazz fan, but I’m also an accountant. I work with numbers all the time, and I love it. As a sports fan I love stats and putting things about the teams I follow in the context of numbers. This is part one of a series where I will review the 2013-14 Utah Jazz season and refer to a lot of interesting stats and numbers. Today’s post will be about the team as a whole, while future posts will focus more on individual players. Unless otherwise noted, this information was generally found at Basketball-Reference, one of my very favorite sites.
Players who appeared in at least one game for the Jazz in 2013-14: 17
Players on the roster at the end of the season that never appeared in a game: 1 (Erik Murphy)
Rookies on the Jazz who forgot to bring doughnuts to practice: 1 (Rudy Gobert – with entertaining results)
Players who appeared in all 82 games for the Jazz: 1 (Richard Jefferson)
Players who started at least one game: 10
Number of starting lineups the Jazz used: 10
For a super-random stat, players who traveled 100 miles or more on the court during the season: 7 (from the fascinating tracking section of NBA Stats)
Average official attendance at the 41 Jazz home games: 18,175 (per ESPN)
Average number of empty seats at Jazz home games: Far more than the 1,736 differential between the capacity of 19,911 and the official average of 18,175. That’s based on the eyeball test of watching games on TV and at the arena a few times.
Number of overtime games: 3
Jazz NBA rank in points per game: 29th of 30 (ugh!)
Jazz NBA rank in offensive rating (accounts for teams playing at different paces): 25th of 30
Jazz NBA rank in points allowed per game: 18th of 30
Jazz NBA rank in defensive rating (accounts for pace): 29th of 30
For any fellow number geeks out there, what team numbers or stats from this Jazz season are the most interesting to you?