Leading the League: Utah Jazz

There is a reason that the Utah Jazz are number one in the NBA. Here's a few stats that show where Utah has succeeded to a league-best status this season.
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Earlier today, the Utah Jazz posted on social media that they are number one in multiple statistical categories. After a deep dive into many stats, we wanted to show where specific players, as well as the team as a whole, rank first in the NBA. It's no wonder that they are in first place in the league with numbers like these.

First, individual free throw percentage: 94.9%.

The Utah Jazz are automatic when it comes to free throws. Jordan Clarkson (94.9%), leads the league from the charity stripe, and is currently a frontrunner for Sixth Man of the Year.

Individual three point percentage: 49.4%

One of the most deadly shooters from beyond the arc is one of the longest tenured players on the Jazz. Another Sixth Man of the Year frontrunner, Joe Ingles. Ingles is shooting 49.4% from three point land, averaging just over five three pointers attempted each game. 

Individual field goal percentage: 67.3%

One of the leagues most feared defenders is also consistent when it comes to the offensive end of the floor. Rudy Gobert has averaged 67.3% from the field this year. He distributes the ball well and makes it count when he goes up for different shots.

Team winning percentage: .746

The Jazz currently reside in first place in the NBA with a 44-15 record, giving them a .746 winning percentage. They hold a one and a half game lead over the Phoenix Suns and a three game lead over the Los Angeles Clippers. They are also four and a half games ahead of the nearest Eastern Conference contender.

Team Rebounds per game: 48.4

Utah has been dominant on the glass for a long time. Having a player like 7'1" Rudy Gobert to clean up the glass helps a lot as well. The Jazz are averaging 48.4 rebounds per game, holding a slight edge over Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks (48.3).

Team +/-: 9.4

Lastly, the Jazz have been great against each opponent that they've gone up against. They have a 9.4 combined team +/- through 59-games. The next closest team to that mark is the Los Angeles Clippers with a 6.9 +/-.


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