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Upgrade or Downgrade?

Posted on: July 15, 2010 7:10 pm
Edited on: July 15, 2010 7:12 pm
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The Utah Jazz have made tons of moves this offseason, this all comes after the free-agency period started and it seemed like the Jazz weren't going to do anything, and seemingly just got worse this offseason without doing anything about it. Boy us Jazz fans were wrong, they were hiding in their office's working their hind ends off trying to make us better and get suitable replacements for cheaper. The question is did the Jazz upgrade or downgrade or even maintain their team ratings. Here's some looks from different persectives.

Efficiency Ratings

Carlos Boozer 25.2    vs.     Al Jefferson 19.9

Kyle Korver 8            vs.     Raja Bell 12.5

Finals: 33.2              vs.      Finals: 32.4

Effeciency ratings: Downgrade


Stats

Carlos Boozer: GP: 78 PPG: 19.5 RPG: 11.5 APG: 3.2 MPG: 34.3 FG%: 56.2%

vs.

Al Jefferson: GP: 76 PPG: 17.1 RPG: 9.2 APG: 1.8 MPG: 32.4 FG%: 49.8%


Kyle Korver: GP: 52 PPG: 7.2 RPG: 2.1 APG: 1.7 MPG: 18.3 FG%: 49.3%

vs.

Raja Bell: GP: 6 PPG: 11.5 RPG: 3.1 APG: 2.5 MPG: 27.2 FG%: 55.1%

Stats: Slight Downgrade.


The efficiency ratings and stats point to a downgrade. As a Jazz fan I don't feel as if we have downgraded though. We've lost key players and done something about it. The regular season will be the key to seal the deal for us if we hit a major downgrade, or if the stats lied to us or if we actually do better.

** Things to note.

Al Jefferson averaged 23.1 PPG and 11 RPG in 50 games in 2009 before going down with a knee injury.

Raja Bell actually has a higher 3P% in his career than Kyle Korver does.

Bell has much better defense than Kyle Korver.

So all signs may point to a downgrade (or most of them) but I think the Jazz are in good shape and i'm stoked for the 2010-2011 NBA season as are all other NBa fans out there.

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Comments

Since: May 17, 2009
Posted on: July 15, 2010 9:00 pm
 

Upgrade or Downgrade?

Yes, they played so well together, but I think it was time for some new faces because they got to same round every year, and lost every year the same way as the year before. Same 'ole story ya know what I mean. Thanks for the comment, appreciate it.



Since: Jan 20, 2007
Posted on: July 15, 2010 8:07 pm
 

Upgrade or Downgrade?

Honestly, I think right now its a downgrade but if Jefferson stays healthy, could be an upgrade. The Jazz's core seemed to play so well together but I think they peaked in terms of how far they could go so thats the reason for the move. Time will tell.


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