JF has appendicitis pain.
I'll make sure it's not an option
82games.com just updated their stats today.
Jefferson is worst on the team (among regulars...Murph is worse) in net +/- ((oncourt +/-) - (offcourt +/-)). That is, when Jefferson is on the court, the Jazz get outscored by 2.3 pts/48; when he's off the court, the Jazz outscore their opponents by 2.4 pts/48.
The 3 worst regulars in terms of opponents' pts/48 (defense) are Mo, Al and Randy at 1.11 pts/possession.
Also of note: Among the 4 bigs, Kanter has the highest eFG% on jumpers and has the lowest % of his buckets assisted. He seems to have cut down on getting stripped. Now he just needs to learn how not to get his passes picked off. Promising.
From the time the game was tied at 71 early in the 4th, Carroll, Williams and Burks missed a combined 6 shots, most of them pretty easy looks. Down the strecth, Chicago just abused the bigs down low, getting FT's or easy buckets. It was one of the worst final 2 mins. I've seen.
"He can say what he wants...we know we have a great organization. He got his stats...and as always, he got the L, too." - Trevor Booker