Apr 14, 2014; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks (10) dribbles the ball in front of Los Angeles Lakers guard Jodie Meeks (20) during the second half at EnergySolutions Arena. The Lakers won 119-104. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

2013-14 Utah Jazz By The Numbers: The Burks and Kanter Edition

Welcome to another edition of 2013-14 Utah Jazz By The Numbers. Today’s subjects are Alec Burks and Enes Kanter, both of whom are eligible for contract extensions this summer. As usual, most of my information is from Basketball-Reference unless otherwise noted.

Alec Burks

Win shares: 3.2

Percentage of team’s total win shares: 14.6 (As a reminder, the team total was 21.9.)

Salary: $2,202,000

Salary per win share earned: $688,125.00

Season (and career) high, points: 34 at home against the Denver Nuggets on 1/13/14. Burks shot 13-19 from the floor and 8-8 on FTs.

Games with 10 or more FT attempts: 7

Longest streak of scoring in double figures: 26 games from 2/8/14 to 4/11/4

Scoreless games: 1, at Dallas on 2/7/14

Highest scoring average against teams from a specific division: 18.2 in 10 games against Atlantic Division teams.

Points in 6th Man of the Year voting: 0, zip, zilch (Per NBA.com)

Number of times Craig Bolerjack said “Houdini!” in response to a Burks shot: Too many for me to keep track of. But a lot.

Enes Kanter

Win shares: 2.2

Percentage of team’s total win shares: 10.0

Salary: $4,505,280

Salary per win share earned: $2,047,854.55

Double Doubles (all points and rebounds): 24

Games with more rebounds than points: 12

Longest streak of double-digit rebounds: 5 games from 4/6/14 to 4/14/14

Differential in FT% against Western Conference teams and FT% against Eastern Conference teams: -15% (Yes, Enes shot FTs much, much, better against the East for some unknown reason. Weird.)

Points in 6th Man of the Year voting: 3 (based on 1 second place vote from Jason Kosmicki from the Nuggets’ radio broadcasts)

Number of times Matt Harpring or Craig Bolerjack stated that Kanter needs to improve on defense: Too many to keep track of. It’s true, but it got kind of old hearing it over and over.

Based on their 2013-14 seasons, which of these players are you more excited about for 2014-15? For me, it’s Burks. I love seeing his circus shots and how he attacks the basket. It will be interesting to see if he continues in a sixth man role or becomes a regular starter under the new coach. Either way, I expect him to continue getting to the free throw line often.


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