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The Triple Team: Getting philosophical as the Jazz suffer yet another disappointing loss, this time to the Thunder

Nylon Calculus and Salt City Hoops contributor Riley Gisseman found these numbers a few days ago that have really made clear what’s going on with the team:

Jazz with literally any combination of bench player(s) on the court besides Ingles: -8.1, 1209 possessions

So when Mike Conley is hurt, that means that the Jazz only have five of the good players left, which means they have to play more minutes with the bad players, and it really hurts. Even tonight, which wasn’t a brilliant game by the “good players," the same pattern held:

The starting lineup with Mitchell, Ingles, Bogdanovic, O’Neale, and Gobert: 20.