Utah Jazz minutia: A by-the-numbers look at the 2017-18 season

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 07: Ricky Rubio #3 and Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz talk with Quin Snyder of the Utah Jazz during the game against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 7, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 07: Ricky Rubio #3 and Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz talk with Quin Snyder of the Utah Jazz during the game against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 7, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /
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Utah Jazz Dante Exum
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – MAY 06: Dante Exum #11 of the Utah Jazz reacts to a play where he was hit in the mouth in the first half during Game Four of Round Two of the 2018 NBA Playoffs against the Houston Rockets at Vivint Smart Home Arena on May 6, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images) /

68: After not playing in 16 games the previous season, the number of games Dante Exum missed due to his shoulder injury (thanks, T.J. Warren!). With any luck, this number is zero in the year to come.

70: Utah’s winning percentage in the 40 games (28-12) it was actually able to trot out its expected starting five of Rubio-Mitchell-Ingles-Derrick Favors-Gobert. As ever, staying healthy continues to be paramount to the Jazz maxing on their potential.

71: Ingles’ league-wide rank last season in player salary at just over $13.6 million. And people had the audacity to call his deal an overpay.

76.9: D-Fave’s conversion rate within three feet of the hoop. Say what you will about spreading the floor and hitting the long ball, that still has major value in today’s NBA.

91.6: The defensive rating over 438 minutes of the three-man lineup of Mitchell, Crowder and Gobert, a combination we’ll see a lot of in the year ahead. Good tidings await.

97.3: Points/100 poss. opponents were held to with Royce O’Neale on the floor. O’Neale was low-key one of the best defenders in the league as a rookie who emerged from the ether.

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109.3: The number of points per 100 possessions the Jazz scored when Exum was on the floor in his 14 games last season. His defense may be further along than his offense at this point in time, but the Jazz O soars when he’s attacking the rack and making things happen.

187: A new NBA rookie record for 3-point field goals made, set by Mitchell. How the game of basketball has changed…

204: The Jazz’s new single-season record for 3-pointers made, set by Ingles last season. Aussie Curry indeed.

220: Games lost to injury and/or illness. Like…seriously, can this team catch a break at some point?