Welcome to the latest edition of 2013-14 Utah Jazz By The Numbers. Today, we’ll look at the three players the Utah Jazz acquired from the Golden State Warriors in July 2013: Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins, and Brandon Rush.
Of the three players the Jazz acquired from the Warriors, RJ looked to be the guy who would see the most time on the court for the Jazz as Rush was recovering from a torn ACL and Biedrins, is, well, Biedrins. As expected, RJ was far and away the biggest 2013-14 Jazz contributor from the Ex-Warrior Club.
Win shares: 2.7
Percentage of team’s total (21.9) win shares: 12.3
Salary per win share earned: $4,091,111
Number of games played: 82 – RJ was the lone Jazz man to appear in all 82 games in 2013-14. It was his first time playing in all 82 games since the 2008-09 season when he was with the Bucks.
Three-point field goals made: a team-high 123
Three-point field goal percentage: 40.9, also a team high
Number of dunks made: 39, which is more than he threw down in his year and change with the Warriors. Some of them were pretty good, especially for a veteran in his 13th season. Here’s a highlight video dedicated to the resurrection of RJ’s career in 2013-14. Yes, I’m serious. Somebody made a Richard Jefferson 2013-14 highlight video, which also includes some past highlights from his Nets and Bucks days.
If RJ was the obvious pick for top potential contributor from Ex-Warrior Club going in to the season, then Biedrins belonged on the opposite end of the spectrum. He had some very promising years for the Warriors, but his level of play regressed significantly his last two seasons for Golden State. I don’t think anybody expected to see much of Biedrins on the court or to see much production from him when he would play, and therefore, everyone was right.
Win shares: 0.0 when rounded to one decimal place
Percentage of team’s total (21.9) win shares: 0, obviously
Salary: $9,000,000 – Not to be rude, but I think we can call Biedrins the dump of Golden State’s salary dump
Salary per win share earned: N/A as you can’t divide by 0
Field goal percentage: 100 – yep, he made all 1 of his field goal attempts
Free throw percentage: 16.7, making 1 of 6 attempts
Days on the Jazz roster, counting the day he was waived late in the season: 270
Games on the inactive list: 32
Brandon Rush came in to the season with a lot of questions, largely related to the fact that he tore his ACL in November 2012. Nobody had an exact idea of when he would be ready to play and how long it would take for him to get into good playing shape. Unfortunately for Rush and the Jazz, things just didn’t go too well, and it seems unlikely that Rush will be back with the Jazz in 2014-15.
Win shares: -0.4
Salary per win share earned (lost?): $10,000,000
Games played: 38
3 point field goals: 16 (on 47 attempts)
Field goal percentage on corner 3’s: 46.2
Longest streak of DNP’s (games not played): 12, right after he made his season and Jazz debut against the Nets on 11/5/13
Number of tweets during the season: well over 200 – I got tired of counting at that point
Next time we’ll wrap up the 2013-14 Utah Jazz By The Numbers series with The Best Of The Rest to catch the players we’ve missed so far. Until then, keep checking back here at Purple and Blues for for frequent updates.