I have encountered the Rockets in the playoffs in the past two years. The Jazz's record is 2 wins and 8 losses. The Rockets completely despise the Jazz's shooting ability. In the five matchups of the 19 playoffs, the Jazz have 22 times each. Open three-pointers, which is the most of the 16 playoff teams, but their shooting percentage is only 23.6%, less than half of the Rockets' open three-pointers.
The poor offensive space revolves around the Jazz’s two consecutive years of problems. In order to improve this, they traded veteran Korver in the mid-season, allowing them to play the league's top three record in the same period. Korver is too old after all, the team needs a mature outside killer to free up enough space for Mitchell's breakthrough.
In line with this idea, Zanike, the new official, prescribes the right remedy and has a bold and aggressive style. Taking advantage of Mitchell’s two-year contract bonus period, he will have a big deal two years later. Conley, whose contract expired, faced the Pacers on the free market who was only willing to provide a four-year non-full guarantee contract for Bo Yang. He directly forced the Pacers to give up the four-year contract with a full guarantee of 73 million yuan, and his net worth was as high as 1,600. It was difficult for Wan to partner with Gobert and Favors released the Pelicans and returned to two second rounds, and then signed Ed Davis, Jeff Green and Mudiay with three outstanding role players. .
The three major players who left the team this summer have three-point shooting percentages: Rubio 33.7%, Claude 33.6%, and Favors 21.8%. The newcomers Conley 39.8%, Bojan 44.9%, Green 37.8%, Moody’s 33.9%.
The new signings, except for Moody’s, all have the ability to catch and shoot. , Can serve as an outside fort for Mitchell to score the ball after breaking through.
The main idea is to improve the level of outside shooting. Specific to each player, let’s focus on what they can bring to the Jazz?
One, Bo Yang
Bo Yang, 30, can still get a four-year contract with an average salary of more than 18 million in the market. Obviously this is not a price that a pure pitcher can get. After Oladipo fell, he It hasn’t been affected much. The score has risen while the hit rate has also risen slightly.
He is the Pacers’ offensive leg this season, averaging 18 points per game. , The effective field goal percentage of 57.2% exceeds 86% of the players in the league. Considering that he mainly shoots from the outside, this efficiency is very impressive. Bo Yang’s three-point shooting percentage is 42.5%. With 52% shooting, more than 98% of the players in the league, it is the NBA's corner three-pointer. It just so happens that the Jazz's bottom three-pointer is very average, 38.1% of the league sixteenth.
Although Bojan is the Pacers’ scoring leader, his usage rate is only 21.9%. With Conley and Mitchell, the team does not need to add a ball-holding point to the main force. In terms of offensive methods, he does not focus on holding the ball. The main offensive methods are from off the ball. The assist rate of scoring is as high as 73%. With the help of top screeners like Gobert, he must be better than walking. Those who have more room to play.
Bo Young’s physical fitness is mediocre, and his defense is not good, but like the Pacers, he has the league’s top defenders behind him. Turner is replaced by Gobert. Don’t worry too much about his inability to match players who are faster and physically stronger than him. Anyway, there is the league’s best defensive player in the penalty area.
Davis He has always been an underestimated defender. He has excellent defensive positive and negative values all the year round. In the Nets last season, among players with more than 300 minutes, he lost 102.2 points in 100 possessions on the court and 110.9 points in off-court possessions. With 8.9 points, this stat is the first in the team.
When Davis was on the court, the opponent’s effective field goal percentage dropped by 3.8%. For players over 95%, the offensive rebound rate dropped by 4.3%. Over 97% of the players were in just In 17.9 minutes of playing time, Davis was able to grab as many as 8.6 rebounds, ranked 5th in the league in offensive rebound rate and 3rd in rebound rate in the backcourt, a lively Sakuragi Hanado.
After Favors and Udo left, Davis was obviously able to use his rebounds and defense to make up for the vacant positions of the two after they left. It only took 5 million a year to do it. More than half of the 16 million Favors work, this signing is perfect.
Three, Jeff Green
The basic salary scored a swing of 12.3 points and 4 rebounds per game. Forward, the Jazz deal is a robbery. No one would have imagined that at the age of 32, Green's usage rate dropped to a career-low 17.4%, but his true shooting rate was a career-high 60.8%. Obviously, his performance was far more than one. A basic salary, but it is still forgotten in the corner. The data of bad teams these years is always easy to be ignored.
After undergoing life-threatening heart surgery, Green’s contract has almost always been inconsistent with his worth. He always failed to perform in the playoffs in the regular season in the Clippers and other teams. Fortunately, In the seventh game of the Eastern Conference Finals last year, he played a super performance of 19 points and 8 rebounds, helping James' Cavaliers reverse the Celtics, changing people's stereotypes of his tough ability, this time coming to the first-class team in the West. With O’Neal’s role as a forward substitute, the Jazz is armed to the teeth in the forward reserve.
Like Green, Moody’s is also because of his presence. The bad team made people forget his improved performance. He averaged a career high of 14.8 points per game.But it is not purely based on the accumulation of the ball. Mudiay's effective field goal percentage of 49.3% is not high, but it is also the highest in his personal career.
In the Nuggets last season, he averaged 2.4 three-point shots per game to reach 37.3%. After going to New York, his three-point shooting percentage dropped as the number of shots increased. At an acceptable 32.9%, Mudiay’s shooting is much better than another point guard who can’t shoot at all.
Mudier's pick and roll ratio reached 34.1%, a player who scores more than 66% of the league per round. In the second team, he can also serve as a reliable ball-holding point to take over the offense. Mudiay has excellent physical fitness, once the old coach Larry Brown was very optimistic. The defender, even though he has been playing for 4 years, he is only 23 years old. If his family was not too poor and his schooling was too poor and was forced to work in CBA, he might have chosen Brown's Southern Union University of Technology. He chose the Jazz. According to him, he valued the Jazz's ability to train young defenders.
Guards, strikers, insides, from the bench to the main force, the Jazz fully remedied every weak link that was lacking before, and spent a small amount of money to do big things. The new manager Zanike finally let the Jazz fans understand that although the Jazz are a small team , It doesn’t have to be a premium contract to sign someone, and to be a strong man from the strong teams in the east and west. The strengthened Jazz is undoubtedly a favorable contender in the upper half of the west.