NBA Shot Chart: Utah Jazz Leading Shooters, 1996-2021

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The Utah Jazz were one of the best teams in the 90s. For 20 straight years, from 1984 to 2003, they reached the playoffs every single season. Just this past season, the Jazz finished the regular season with the best record in the NBA.

Despite having amazing players, great rapport, and impressive seasons, the Utah Jazz have yet to win an NBA championship. They couldn’t do it with Karl Malone, John Stockton, and Jeff Hornacek. The whole world is watching to see if they can do it with Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, Joe Ingles, Bojan Bogdanovic, Jordan Clarkson, Royce O’Neal, Mike Conley, and the rest of the squad.

Four shot charts show the best scorers in Utah Jazz history. I visualize the most field goals made in total since 1996, the most field goals made in a single season, the most efficient, and most shots made in a single season in 1996-97 and 1997-98.

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Most field goals made by zone, Utah Jazz 1996-2021

The Utah Jazz have been a great team historically and recently they have been deadly from beyond the arc. Two of their current stars made this chart. Australian Joe Ingles leads in both corners and wings and Donovan Mitchell leads the zone from the straight up 3.

NBA Hall of Famer Karl Malone leads four mid-range zones. The Turkish “Money Man” Mehmet Okur leads the left elbow after seven seasons with the Jazz. Derrick Favors is the leader in the paint.

Most field goals made by zone in a single season, Utah Jazz 1996-98

The Utah Jazz made two consecutive NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998, losing both series to the Chicago Bulls by 4-2 (check out my article here). Karl Malone and John Stockton were the team’s main stars and they lead all 2-pt field goal zones. Bryon Russell led all 3-point zones during that time. I’m kinda surprised Jeff Hornacek didn’t make the chart.

Most field goals made by zone in a single season, Utah Jazz 1996-2021

Karl Malone stars here again. His 1997 season leads the paint, his 1998 season leads the left baseline, his 2000 season leads the right baseline, and his 2002 season leads the right elbow. Mehmet Okur makes this chart as well as he owns the left elbow, thanks to his 2006 season. Carlos Boozer took over the top of the key zone with his 2008 season.

Coming to the recent Jazz roster, it’s no surprise to see Joe Ingles2018 season lead the left corner 3. Donovan Mitchell had a great 2018 season too, which earned him the straight up 3 zone. In 2019, Mitchell took over the right wing zone.

What’s more exciting is that in 2021 two zones were taken over. Bojan Bogdanovic scored 60 times from the right corner 3 and the 2021 NBA Sixth Man of the Year Jordan Clarkson scored 87 times from the left wing.

Most efficient shooters by zone, Utah Jazz 1996-2021

Some great players made this chart.

Rodney Hood is the most efficient Jazz from the straght-up 3, Randy Foye leads the left wing, Kyle Korver leads the left corner 3 with an impressive 48% efficiency, and Joe Ingles leads the right corner 3 with 46%. Korver also leads the left elbow. Carlos Boozer leads the right elbow. Calbert Cheaney and Carlos Arroyo lead the left and right post respectively.

Legend John Stockton leads the right wing with 44% efficiency and the top of the key with 51%.

Rudy Gobert – what a dominant center! 65% efficiency from the paint makes him the Jazz’ most efficient player in the zone.

I really hope you enjoyed the Utah Jazz part of the NBA top shooters series. Was there anything that surprised you? Let me know in the comments! Also, don’t forget to follow us on our social media accounts below.

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