Trends and stats in the early season for the Utah Jazz

It's time to look at the statistical trends for the Utah Jazz.

Nov 29, 2023; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Utah Jazz guard Keyonte George (3) drives to the basket as
Nov 29, 2023; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Utah Jazz guard Keyonte George (3) drives to the basket as / Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports
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The Utah Jazz are 19 games into the NBA season, nearing the 25% mark. At this point, it's mostly known what kind of team you have and whether it is working or not. Statistical trends emerge, whether good or bad, that will affect the team moving forward.

As a team, the Jazz are last in the NBA for only one category - turnovers committed, with 17.7 per game. But they are in the bottom third in 8 other categories, ranging from field goals made, percentage, free throws attempted, defensive rebounds, and steals, to name a few.

On an individual level, there are some interesting trends as well, that could provide clues on how the team can improve moving forward.

For one, the Utah Jazz are 3-5 in games in which Ochai Agbaji plays 21 minutes or more.

Another is that the Jazz is 4-11 when Lauri Markkanen plays, but 2-2 without him. They are 3-4 when he has 9 rebounds or more, but 1-7 when he struggles on the boards.

For those who harp about Jordan Clarkson being the source of many of the Jazz ills this year, here are a few facts that may or may not agree with your opinions of him: They are 2-11 when his plus-minus is a negative or zero, and 4-2 when he is a positive. They are 3-1 when he has 2 or more steals. And 3-9 when he has 5 or more assists, but 2-3 when he has less.

And for promising rookie Keyonte George - when he has 7 or more assists, the Jazz are 2-3. They are 3-3 when he has 4+ rebounds in a game. They are also 2-3 when Keyonte shoots 50% or better from the field. Strangely, the Jazz are 1-4 when he has 0-1 turnovers, but 2-3 when he has 3 or more. And they are 4-6 when he takes 9+ shots, but 2-7 when he takes 8 or fewer.

Finally, the source of many Jazz fans' ire this year - Talen Horton-Tucker. In games he scores in double figures, the Jazz are 2-4. They are 1-4 when he has 3 or more turnovers, and 3-3 when he has 7+ assists in a game. They are 6-9 when he has 3+ rebounds, and 2-3 when he shoots 50% or better from the field.

So what does that all mean? Can the Jazz get better by leaning into the positive trends shown here? Let me know what you think in the comments.

dark. Next. Memphis stuck it to the Jazz. The Utah Jazz got served by the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.