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Team analysis: Utah Jazz

by on Sep.03, 2010, under Team analysis

Raja Bell, Paul Millsap, Al Jefferson

New uniforms, new look: D-Will has a new lineup to lead this season. (NBA.com)

Depth chart:
PG: Deron Williams, Earl Watson, Ronnie Price, Sundiata Gaines
SG: Raja Bell, Othyus Jeffers
SF: Andrei Kirilenko, Gordon Hayward, C.J. Miles
PF: Paul Millsap, Jeremy Evans
C: Al Jefferson, Mehmet Okur

Relevant fantasy players and projected draft positions/per-game stats:
Deron Williams – PG (Rd. 1): 19 Pts, 1.5 threes, 3.5 Reb, 10 Ast, 1 Stl
Al Jefferson – F/C (Rd. 2-3): 19 Pts, 10 Reb, 1.5 Blk
Paul Millsap – PF (Rd. 6-7): 14 Pts, 7.5 Reb, 1 Stl, 1.5 Blk
Mehmet Okur – F/C (Rd. 9-10): 10 Pts, 1 three, 5 Reb, 1 Blk
Andrei Kirilenko – F (Rd. 9-10): 12 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1.5 Stl, 1.5 Blk
Raja Bell – SG (Rd. 12+): 10 Pts, 2 threes
C.J. Miles – G/F (Rd. 13+): 9 Pts, 1.5 threes
Gordon Hayward – G/F (Rd. 13+): 8 Pts, 1.5 threes
Earl Watson - PG (Rd. 13+): 5 Pts, 3.5 Ast

Sleeper:
Kirilenko

Most likely to surprise:
Bell

Most likely to disappoint:
Millsap

Category specialists:

  • Threes: Bell
  • Steals: Kirilenko
  • Blocks: Kirilenko, Millsap

Things to watch:

  • how Williams meshes with Jefferson
  • how Okur adjusts to (probably) being a sixth man
  • Kirilenko‘s health
  • Kyrylo Fesenko‘s contract status

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2009-10:

  • Pts: 4th
  • FGM: 3rd
  • FGA: 23rd
  • FG%: 2nd
  • FT%: 23rd
  • 3PTM: 23rd
  • Reb: 12th
  • Ast: 1st
  • TO: T26th
  • Stl: 4th
  • Blk: T15th

Fantasy-friendliness for 2010-11: A-

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