After an offseason of acquisitions designed to boost the Jazz’s offense, so far it’s been … worse.
Yes, after finishing 14th in the NBA with a 111.4 offensive rating last season, currently the Jazz are 25th in the league, scoring 104.5 points per 100 possessions.
It’s just seven games, and no one seriously thinks that this trend will continue for the whole season. There’s chemistry to figure out. There’s been Mike Conley’s unusually poor play. There have been some tough opponents.
And if you look at the statistics, the biggest reasons for the Jazz’s downturn is that they’ve been losing the possession battle. After turning the ball over on 15% of possessions last year, they’ve been giving it away on 17.6% of possessions this year. The offensive rebounding has been more abysmal than expected: the Jazz…