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2010 Playoff Series Preview: Denver vs. Utah

Posted by Neil Paine on April 16, 2010

2010 Playoffs Home2010 Playoff Previews

4. Denver Nuggets

Interim Coach: Adrian Dantley
SRS: 4.15 (8th of 30) ▪ Pace Factor: 94.8 (5th of 30)
Offensive Rating: 111.8 (3rd of 30) ▪ Defensive Rating: 107.5 (16th of 30)

Four Factors

Team eFG% Rank TOV% Rank ORB% Rank FT/FGA Rank
Denver Nuggets 0.509 9 0.127 6 0.261 19 0.290 1
Denver Nuggets - Opp 0.495 14 0.138 9 0.276 25 0.251 24

Roster (w/ 2010 Regular-Season Stats)

Pos Player Age Ht Wt G MPG ORtg %Pos DRtg SPM T/Min %Pass %Shoot %Fouled %TO
C/PF Nene Hilario 27 83 260 82 33.6 124.3 17.0 105.1 4.30 0.84 51 30 14 5
SF Carmelo Anthony 25 80 230 69 38.2 109.9 32.2 108.7 3.46 1.29 37 43 14 6
PG/SG Chauncey Billups 33 75 202 73 34.1 120.0 24.5 110.4 3.71 1.55 61 24 10 4
SG Arron Afflalo 24 77 215 82 27.2 114.5 13.6 110.9 -1.66 0.68 52 38 5 5
PF Kenyon Martin 32 81 234 58 34.2 101.0 17.8 104.4 -0.93 0.73 43 42 9 6
SG J.R. Smith 24 78 220 75 27.7 100.9 25.5 107.8 0.67 1.13 45 43 6 6
C/PF Chris Andersen 31 82 230 76 22.3 125.6 11.7 103.0 1.70 0.40 28 37 27 9
PG Anthony Carter 34 73 190 54 15.9 100.3 14.5 108.3 -2.30 1.35 79 15 1 5
SF Joey Graham 27 79 225 63 12.0 105.8 16.0 109.2 -5.29 0.55 30 47 13 10
PF Malik Allen 31 82 255 51 8.9 92.6 14.5 110.1 -7.71 0.52 39 48 4 9
G Ty Lawson 22 71 195 65 20.2 118.0 19.0 110.8 -0.59 1.32 67 22 6 5
C Johan Petro 24 84 247 36 12.1 105.1 14.0 105.0 -3.90 0.50 37 45 7 10
SF Renaldo Balkman 25 80 208 13 7.0 73.8 13.9 98.8 0.20 0.75 59 26 7 9

Best Pure Shooter: Chauncey Billups
Best 3 Pt. Shooter: Arron Afflalo
Best Scorer: Carmelo Anthony
Best Rebounder: Chris Andersen
Best Passer: Anthony Carter
Best Defender: Chris Andersen
Who to Foul: Kenyon Martin (55.7%)

5. Utah Jazz

Coach: Jerry Sloan
SRS: 5.33 (3rd of 30) ▪ Pace Factor: 93.8 (9th of 30)
Offensive Rating: 110.7 (8th of 30) ▪ Defensive Rating: 105.0 (10th of 30)

Four Factors

Team eFG% Rank TOV% Rank ORB% Rank FT/FGA Rank
Utah Jazz 0.524 4 0.142 26 0.268 13 0.252 4
Utah Jazz - Opp 0.492 13 0.142 5 0.244 5 0.269 30

Roster (w/ 2010 Regular-Season Stats)

Pos Player Age Ht Wt G MPG ORtg %Pos DRtg SPM T/Min %Pass %Shoot %Fouled %TO
PG Deron Williams 25 75 210 76 36.9 115.8 26.0 107.4 3.68 2.23 74 17 5 4
PF/C Carlos Boozer 28 81 258 78 34.3 112.5 24.4 101.9 3.22 1.13 47 36 10 7
C/PF Mehmet Okur 30 83 249 73 29.4 108.9 20.4 104.5 0.58 0.82 39 43 11 7
G Wesley Matthews 23 77 220 82 24.7 112.7 15.8 108.3 -1.61 0.75 47 37 10 6
SG/SF/PG C.J. Miles 22 78 210 63 23.8 99.9 19.4 106.6 -1.23 0.88 46 42 6 6
PF Paul Millsap 24 80 245 82 27.8 113.3 18.6 103.4 1.55 0.79 42 39 12 6
SF/PF Andrei Kirilenko 28 81 220 58 29.0 117.3 17.8 103.0 4.74 0.98 55 29 11 5
SF/SG Kyle Korver 28 79 210 52 18.3 116.5 15.5 107.3 -0.26 0.92 59 32 5 5
PG Ronnie Price 26 74 190 60 13.4 98.4 19.0 106.0 -1.52 1.31 68 23 4 5
C Kyrylo Fesenko 23 85 288 49 8.3 100.3 16.2 105.3 -2.93 0.61 35 37 18 9
G Sundiata Gaines 23 73 185 32 6.8 106.8 24.6 104.9 3.40 1.65 63 23 10 4
C Kosta Koufos 20 84 265 36 4.8 90.7 18.4 106.2 -8.48 0.63 32 43 11 14
SG/SF Othyus Jeffers 24 77 200 14 5.1 98.0 26.5 103.3 -4.70 0.77 10 51 27 11

Best Pure Shooter: Kyle Korver
Best 3 Pt. Shooter: Kyle Korver
Best Scorer: Carlos Boozer
Best Rebounder: Carlos Boozer
Best Passer: Deron Williams
Best Defender: Andrei Kirilenko
Who to Foul: Paul Millsap (69.3%)

Season Series

Jazz win series 4-2
Game 1 @ DEN - Nuggets 126, Jazz 113
Game 2 @ DEN - Jazz 114, Nuggets 111
Game 3 @ UTA - Jazz 105, Nuggets 93
Game 4 @ UTA - Jazz 117, Nuggets 106
Game 5 @ DEN - Nuggets 116, Jazz 102
Game 6 @ UTA - Jazz 112, Nuggets 104
Picks Most Likely Second Opinion
SPM "True Skill" Projection says: Nuggets in 7 Jazz in 6
I say: Nuggets in 7 Jazz in 7

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