Jazz team rankings

Category Avg. Rank

Points for 99.08 7

Points against 93.37 11

Field goals made 36.08 12

Field goals att 74.73 29

Field-goal pct 0.48 1

3-pointers made 2.73 28

3-pointers att 7.77 29

3-point pct 0.35 11

Free throws made 24.19 1

Free throws att 31.77 2

Free-throw pct 0.76 4

Total rebounds 40.94 18

Defensive 29.29 11

Offensive 11.65 27

Assists 25.13 2

Blocks 5.12 15

Steals 8.06 16

Utah Jazz performances

Last 5 games

Player G GS M/G P/G R/G A/G

Karl Malone 5 5 37.0 27.4 10.8 3.0

John Stockton 5 5 30.2 10.4 3.2 8.2

Jeff Hornacek 5 5 29.4 14.0 3.6 3.4

Adam Keefe 5 5 29.4 8.8 6.8 0.6

Bryon Russell 5 0 31.4 11.0 4.4 0.8

Howard Eisley 5 0 21.6 6.6 2.0 5.0

Antoine Carr 5 0 18.0 4.2 1.2 0.6

S. Anderson 5 0 17.2 7.2 2.4 0.4

W. Cunninghm 4 2 7.5 1.5 1.8 0.3

Greg Foster 3 3 26.0 10.0 4.3 0.7

J.Vaughn 3 0 3.0 2.3 0.7 0.7

Chris Morris 2 0 6.0 3.5 1.0 0.0

Statistics key

G =games; min =minutes; pts =points; par =points + assists + rebounds; fg% =field goal percentage; ft% =free throw percentage; 3p% =3-point field goal percentage; trb =total rebounds; ast =assists; stl =steals; blk =blocks; to =turnovers

Statistics provided by Stats Inc.

Karl Malone Power forward

The Mailman has been Mr. Consistency for the Jazz this season. He's scored 18 or more points in every game and has netted 20-plus in 49 or 52. Malone has pulled down double-digit rebounds in five of Utah's past six games and in three straight. He's making oanother strong bid to be the MVP of the league, though Michael Jordan may be the sentimental choice in part because of his retirement threats.

1997-98 stats (through Feb. 21)

Per-gm avg g min pts par fg% ft% 3p% trb ast stl blk to

Total 52 37.0 26.0 40.0 .529 .746 .500 10.2 3.9 1.3 0.8 3.1

Home 28 36.8 25.6 39.5 .535 .755 .000 9.9 4.0 1.4 0.9 3.1

Road 24 37.2 26.5 40.6 .522 .734 1.000 10.5 3.7 1.2 0.5 3.1

0 days rest 11 37.4 28.9 41.5 .570 .733 - 9.7 2.9 1.1 0.9 4.1

1 day rest 25 36.5 26.1 40.1 .524 .741 .500 10.2 3.9 1.4 0.6 2.6

2 days rest 10 39.9 24.2 38.7 .508 .747 - 10.2 4.3 1.2 0.7 3.7

3+ days rest 6 33.3 23.2 39.2 .495 .796 - 11.2 4.8 1.5 1.0 2.8

October 1 37.0 20.0 38.0 .500 .667 - 14.0 4.0 1.0 0.0 3.0

November 14 36.2 25.9 39.6 .538 .752 1.000 10.3 3.5 1.2 0.9 3.7

December 15 37.9 25.2 40.1 .514 .672 - 10.4 4.5 1.1 0.7 3.3

January 13 37.0 27.1 40.1 .520 .829 - 9.6 3.4 1.4 0.7 2.8

February 9 36.4 26.6 40.7 .557 .713 1.000 10.1 4.0 1.6 0.7 2.3

In wins 37 36.3 26.3 39.9 .555 .765 .000 9.7 3.9 1.5 0.9 2.9

In losses 15 38.6 25.2 40.3 .471 .701 1.000 11.3 3.7 0.9 0.4 3.7

As starter 52 37.0 26.0 40.0 .529 .746 .500 10.2 3.9 1.3 0.8 3.1

Jeff Hornacek Shooting guard

Hornacek has scored in double figures in 11 of Utah's past 13 games. Hornacek is still among the league leaders in free throw and 3-point shoting. He had a fine all-around game in limited minutes (because it was a blowout) against the Knicks, scoring 11 points with six rebounds and six assists.

1997-98 stats (through Feb. 21)

Per-gm avg g min pts par fg% ft% 3p% trb ast stl blk to

Total 52 30.7 14.3 22.2 .476 .885 .459 3.6 4.3 1.3 0.2 1.7

Home 28 30.2 15.5 24.0 .486 .907 .480 4.0 4.6 1.0 0.3 1.7

Road 24 31.3 12.8 20.0 .464 .856 .429 3.1 4.0 1.7 0.2 1.8

0 days rest 11 30.5 12.3 20.0 .422 .891 .444 3.4 4.4 1.5 0.4 1.5

1 day rest 25 30.5 15.2 23.3 .491 .889 .455 3.6 4.5 1.5 0.2 1.6

2 days rest 10 33.7 14.0 22.2 .459 .909 .400 3.9 4.3 1.0 0.1 2.3

3+ days rest 6 27.0 14.5 21.3 .530 .750 .571 3.2 3.7 1.0 0.3 1.7

October 12 5.0 5.0 8.0 .2861.000 - 1.0 2.0 1.0 0.0 3.0

November 14 31.6 16.8 26.7 .467 .897 .545 4.5 5.4 1.8 0.4 1.8

December 15 31.4 12.4 20.3 .423 .891 .409 3.2 4.7 1.3 0.1 1.4

January 13 30.0 13.8 20.2 .507 .854 .368 2.9 3.5 1.1 0.0 2.4

February 9 29.7 15.0 22.6 .543 .882 .455 4.0 3.6 1.0 0.7 1.1

In wins 37 30.0 14.3 22.2 .500 .874 .509 3.6 4.4 1.1 0.2 1.5

In losses 15 32.4 14.2 21.9 .416 .901 .375 3.5 4.3 1.8 0.2 2.2

Greg Ostertag Center

Utah's only 7-footer has been replaced on the roster by a 6-11 rookie, William Cunningham, who actually started two games while Foster was taking a couple of vacation days in Orlando. ostertag will likely be out at least another two weeks with the stress fracture to his left leg, but the Jazz seems to be doing fine without him. Utah is 5-0 since Tag went on the injured list.

1997-98 stats (through Feb. 21)

Per-gm avg g min pts par fg% ft% 3p% trb ast stl blk to

Total 45 23.0 5.2 12.0 .480 .496 - 6.4 0.4 0.4 2.3 1.2

Home 24 23.0 5.7 13.3 .516 .500 - 6.9 0.7 0.5 2.8 1.3

Road 21 22.9 4.6 10.5 .442 .488 - 5.8 0.1 0.4 1.9 1.0

0 days rest 11 21.5 3.7 9.6 .452 .464 - 5.8 0.1 0.4 1.5 1.0

1 day rest 19 24.6 6.3 13.4 .564 .554 - 6.7 0.4 0.3 2.5 1.3

2 days rest 7 21.0 4.4 10.0 .381 .577 - 4.9 0.7 0.4 2.7 0.7

3+ days rest 8 22.8 5.4 13.6 .408 .200 - 7.6 0.6 0.9 2.8 1.5

October 1 18.0 2.0 11.0 .091 - - 9.0 0.0 0.0 4.0 1.0

November 13 21.4 4.5 10.9 .400 .409 - 6.1 0.4 0.7 2.4 1.2

December 14 17.4 5.9 11.1 .625 .523 - 5.1 0.1 0.3 1.3 1.0

January 13 29.8 5.8 14.4 .549 .571 - 7.8 0.7 0.5 3.3 1.6

February 4 26.3 3.8 11.0 .368 .500 - 6.5 0.8 0.3 2.3 0.3

In wins 31 23.3 5.6 12.8 .500 .527 - 6.7 0.5 0.5 2.4 1.2

In losses 14 22.1 4.4 10.1 .436 .406 - 5.7 0.1 0.4 2.2 1.1

As starter 23 27.8 5.2 13.3 .446 .536 - 7.6 0.5 0.4 3.1 1.3

Off bench 22 17.9 5.2 10.6 .526 .464 - 5.1 0.3 0.5 1.5 1.0

Howard Eisley Point guard

Eisley has had a fine season, both as a starter early and as a backup since Stockton's return, but was uncharacteristically turnover prone last week. In Utah's past three games he's turned the ball over 12 times while dishing out only nine assists. His shooting has been a bit off, too, as he was 3-for-12 from the field in the games against New York and San Antonio.

1997-98 stats (through Feb. 21)

Per-gm avg g min pts par fg% ft% 3p% trb ast stl blk to

Total 52 21.9 7.7 14.2 .438 .840 .364 2.1 4.5 0.5 0.1 2.1

Home 28 20.7 6.6 12.8 .449 .811 .364 1.6 4.5 0.6 0.2 1.9

Road 24 23.4 9.0 15.9 .428 .860 .364 2.6 4.4 0.5 0.0 2.2

0 days rest 11 22.6 8.0 14.1 .436 .783 .182 2.5 3.6 0.5 0.1 1.8

1 day rest 25 21.7 8.5 15.1 .469 .875 .476 1.8 4.8 0.5 0.2 2.0

2 days rest 10 22.5 6.6 13.4 .400 .824 .235 2.6 4.2 0.5 0.2 2.4

3+ days rest 6 20.7 5.8 12.3 .368 .833 .286 1.5 5.0 0.8 0.0 2.0

October 1 32.0 13.0 21.0 .385 1.000 1.000 2.0 6.0 1.0 0.0 2.0

November 14 30.0 10.9 18.7 .479 .800 .565 2.1 5.6 0.6 0.2 2.8

December 15 21.8 7.5 14.5 .416 .872 .167 2.7 4.3 0.8 0.2 1.9

January 13 14.7 4.8 9.8 .407 .846 .286 1.5 3.5 0.3 0.1 1.2

February 9 19.0 6.7 12.3 .426 .818 .357 1.7 4.0 0.3 0.0 2.4

In wins 37 21.3 7.3 14.1 .442 .860 .316 1.9 4.8 0.6 0.2 2.2

In losses 15 23.6 8.7 14.7 .429 .811 .500 2.3 3.7 0.5 0.1 1.7

As starter 18 29.6 10.8 18.8 .474 .825 .516 2.1 5.8 0.7 0.2 2.7

Off bench 34 17.9 6.1 11.8 .407 .852 .261 2.0 3.7 0.4 0.1 1.7

Shandon Anderson Guard/forward

The second-year man out of Georgia scored 23 points in Utah's last two games, including 13 against the Knicks. After struggling from the free throw line early in the yer, Anderson has been outstanding lately. In the past five games he's made 14 of 15 foul shots - 93.3 percent.

1997-98 stats (Through Feb. 21)

Per-gm avg g min pts par fg% ft% 3p% trb ast stl blk to

Total 52 19.0 8.6 12.3 .558 .729 .316 2.8 0.9 0.8 0.2 1.1

Home 28 18.9 9.4 13.4 .607 .727 .417 3.0 0.9 0.7 0.1 1.1

Road 24 19.0 7.8 11.2 .496 .731 .143 2.5 1.0 1.0 0.2 1.2

0 day rest 11 18.8 6.7 10.9 .409 .613 .200 3.2 1.0 0.6 0.3 1.2

1 day rest 25 18.4 8.5 11.5 .615 .770 .500 2.0 1.0 0.8 0.1 1.2

2 days rest 10 18.1 9.1 13.1 .590 .792 .000 3.1 0.9 0.9 0.3 0.9

3+ days rest 6 22.8 12.0 17.3 .566 .706 .000 4.7 0.7 1.0 0.0 1.2

October 13 6.0 21.0 31.0 .471 .714 - 9.0 1.0 2.0 0.0 0.0

November 14 18.9 7.4 12.1 .465 .618 .375 3.7 1.0 0.6 0.2 1.1

December 15 18.5 7.7 11.1 .623 .667 .000 2.3 1.0 0.6 0.2 1.6

January 13 19.3 10.0 13.3 .617 .794 .429 2.1 1.2 1.2 0.2 0.8

February 9 17.6 8.7 11.3 .551 .857 .000 2.3 0.3 0.9 0.1 0.8

In wins 37 19.3 9.1 13.0 .569 .764 .385 3.0 0.9 0.8 0.2 1.2

In losses 15 18.2 7.5 10.7 .526 .659 .167 2.3 0.9 0.9 0.1 1.0

Off bench 52 19.0 8.6 12.3 .558 .729 .316 2.8 0.9 0.8 0.2 1.1

Jacque Vaughn Point guard

The team's No. 1 draft pick is still waiting for his turn to shine. He played five minutes and scored three points with an assist against the Knicks, that that was his only action in the three games this week.

1997-98 stats (through Feb. 21)

Per-gm avg g min pts par fg% ft% 3p% trb ast stl blk to

Total 33 11.6 3.6 7.0 .361 .679 .375 1.0 2.4 0.3 0.0 1.4

Home 20 11.0 3.6 7.0 .429 .700 .400 1.0 2.4 0.3 0.1 1.4

Road 13 12.5 3.7 7.1 .288 .654 .333 1.1 2.3 0.3 0.0 1.5

0 days rest 6 15.8 5.0 9.2 .393 .538 1.000 1.2 3.0 0.3 0.0 1.5

1 day rest 13 12.4 3.8 7.2 .372 .727 .500 0.9 2.4 0.3 0.1 1.5

2 days rest 3 14.0 4.3 8.3 .308 1.000 .000 2.0 2.0 0.3 0.0 1.3

3+ days rest 11 7.6 2.4 5.3 .333 .625 .000 0.8 2.1 0.2 0.0 1.4

October 1 16.0 5.0 8.0 .333 .600 .000 2.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 3.0

November 14 17.4 4.4 9.8 .333 .632 .500 1.6 3.9 0.4 0.0 1.6

December 6 15.0 6.5 10.3 .444 .682 .000 1.2 2.7 0.7 0.2 2.5

January 7 1.9 0.6 1.1 .500 1.000 - 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.4

February 5 3.8 2.0 3.2 .286 .750 - 0.6 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6

In wins 24 10.6 3.4 6.7 .420 .676 .250 0.9 2.4 0.3 0.0 1.5

In losses 9 14.2 4.1 7.9 .256 .682 .500 1.4 2.3 0.2 0.0 1.3

Off bench 33 11.6 3.6 7.0 .361 .679 .375 1.0 2.4 0.3 0.0 1.4

John Stockton Point guard

Stockton wasn't at his best Saturday night in San Antonio - he was 0-for-6 from the field and has as many turnover as assists (six each) - but the Jazz still managed to win. The all-time NBA steals leader has been at his thieving best lately, averaging 2.7 steals in Utah's past seven games.

1997-98 stats (through Feb. 21)

Per-gm avg g min pts par fg% ft% 3p% trb ast stl blk to

Total 34 29.5 12.7 24.3 .529 .823 .333 2.8 8.8 1.6 0.2 2.6

Home 18 31.5 13.6 27.1 .564 .846 .452 3.2 10.3 1.7 0.3 2.8

Road 16 27.2 11.6 21.2 .489 .800 .174 2.4 7.2 1.6 0.1 2.4

0 days rest 6 30.7 15.5 26.3 .561 .897 .300 2.2 8.7 2.3 0.5 1.8

1 day rest 17 29.4 12.0 24.8 .522 .823 .375 3.2 9.6 1.6 0.0 2.1

2 days rest 7 28.6 12.3 21.6 .500 .852 .273 2.1 7.1 1.1 0.0 4.4

3+ days rest 4 29.5 12.0 23.8 .559 .583 .333 3.0 8.8 1.8 0.8 2.8

December 12 25.3 11.7 19.4 .553 .816 .227 1.9 5.8 1.3 0.1 2.3

January 13 32.9 13.8 28.4 .552 .800 .435 3.5 11.0 1.6 0.3 3.0

February 9 30.1 12.3 24.9 .457 .846 .333 2.9 9.7 2.2 0.1 2.6

In wins 26 29.5 12.8 24.8 .562 .854 .457 2.9 9.1 1.9 0.2 2.5

In losses 8 29.5 12.4 22.8 .453 .704 .105 2.4 8.0 0.8 0.0 3.0

As starter 34 29.5 12.7 24.3 .529 .823 .333 2.8 8.8 1.6 0.2 2.6

Adam Keefe Small forward

Keefe has been a rebounding machine of late. He pulled down 12 boards - including nine offensive - on Monday against the Hornets and added another dozen against the Knicks. The Jazz needed him to go strong to the boards - especially now that Ostertag is out with a stress fracture. Keefe also averaged 10.3 points in the three games last week.

1997-98 stats (through Feb. 21)

Per-gm avg g min pts par fg% ft% 3p% trb ast stl blk to

Total 50 24.5 7.3 13.7 .519 .832 - 5.3 1.1 0.6 0.3 0.9

Home 27 25.8 7.9 15.7 .522 .836 - 6.6 1.3 0.7 0.3 1.0

Road 23 22.9 6.7 11.4 .514 .827 - 3.8 1.0 0.5 0.3 0.7

0 days rest 10 22.5 5.2 11.4 .413 .700 - 4.7 1.5 0.8 0.2 0.2

1 day rest 23 25.7 8.6 14.7 .574 .872 - 5.3 0.9 0.5 0.4 1.2

2 days rest 10 26.5 7.1 14.0 .491 .792 - 5.8 1.1 0.8 0.3 0.8

3+ days rest 7 20.4 6.4 13.4 .484 .938 - 5.6 1.4 0.4 0.1 1.0

October 1 12.0 6.0 10.0 .333 1.000 - 3.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

November 13 22.2 6.6 12.4 .548 .857 - 4.5 1.3 0.4 0.2 0.9

December 15 26.5 8.1 15.5 .527 .788 - 6.1 1.3 0.6 0.5 0.8

January 12 24.2 6.3 12.7 .466 .778 - 5.3 1.2 0.9 0.2 1.0

February 9 26.2 8.4 14.6 .538 .909 - 5.4 0.7 0.7 0.3 0.9

In wins 36 25.2 7.8 14.8 .519 .846 - 5.8 1.1 0.7 0.3 0.6

In losses 14 22.6 6.1 11.1 .517 .793 - 3.9 1.1 0.4 0.4 1.6

As starter 45 25.4 7.5 14.2 .524 .833 - 5.5 1.2 0.6 0.3 0.9

Off bench 5 16.2 5.4 10.0 .450 .818 - 3.8 0.8 0.4 0.0 0.4

Bryon Russell Small forward

Russell is still coming off the bench, but he's getting starter-like minutes. He's played 30 or more minutes in four straight games - which is something even Malone can't say. Russell has found his range from behind the new 3-point line, having made 10-of-20 from beyond the arc in the last seven games. He's also rebounding well (5.3 per game in last three) and playing strong defense.

1997-98 stats (through Feb. 21)

Per-gm avg g min pts par fg% ft% 3p% trb ast stl blk to

Total 52 26.7 8.4 13.5 .404 .741 .328 3.8 1.3 1.2 0.3 1.1

Home 28 26.4 9.1 14.1 .436 .713 .373 3.5 1.4 1.0 0.3 1.1

Road 24 27.0 7.5 12.8 .366 .783 .264 4.1 1.2 1.3 0.3 1.0

0 days rest 11 27.5 8.1 13.5 .351 .722 .321 4.1 1.3 1.6 0.3 0.9

1 day rest 25 26.4 9.5 14.6 .453 .739 .375 3.8 1.3 1.2 0.2 1.1

2 days rest 10 27.0 6.6 11.8 .368 .769 .211 4.0 1.2 1.0 0.7 1.4

3+ days rest 6 25.8 7.2 11.7 .351 .750 .294 3.2 1.3 0.5 0.3 0.5

October 1 26.0 2.0 6.0 .333 - .000 3.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 1.0

November 14 26.5 7.7 12.6 .333 .804 .250 3.9 0.9 1.1 0.4 0.7

December 15 26.8 8.1 14.2 .349 .714 .242 4.3 1.8 1.4 0.5 1.2

January 13 25.1 8.5 13.4 .468 .706 .429 3.4 1.5 0.9 0.2 1.2

February 9 29.1 10.3 14.7 .525 .724 .455 3.6 0.8 1.2 0.2 1.1

In wins 37 25.9 9.1 14.1 .440 .750 .379 3.8 1.2 1.2 0.3 1.1

In losses 15 28.5 6.5 11.9 .316 .711 .220 3.9 1.5 0.9 0.3 1.0

As starter 7 28.0 6.1 9.9 .342 .813 .211 2.6 1.1 1.3 0.3 0.9

Off bench 45 26.5 8.7 14.0 .412 .734 .349 4.0 1.3 1.1 0.3 1.1

Antoine Carr Center/forward

The Big Dawg is in a bit of a slump. He's 0-for-8 from the field with only one rebound in the last two games. In the five games since Ostertag's injury, Carr has averaged 18 minutes of playing time, but grabbed only a total of six boards - for an average of 1.2 rebounds per game.

1997-98 stats (Through Feb. 21)

Per-gm avg g min pts par fg% ft% 3p% trb ast stl blk to

Total 49 17.2 5.6 8.4 .444 .800 - 1.9 0.9 0.2 0.7 0.8

Home 25 17.4 5.3 7.9 .405 .816 - 1.7 0.9 0.2 0.6 0.8

Road 24 17.0 6.0 8.9 .484 .781 - 2.1 0.8 0.3 0.7 0.8

0 days rest 11 17.2 5.2 8.4 .379 .722 - 2.5 0.7 0.0 0.5 0.8

1 days rest 23 17.3 5.8 8.4 .442 .892 - 1.6 1.0 0.3 0.7 0.7

2 days rest 9 17.0 4.4 7.1 .390 .667 - 2.0 0.7 0.1 0.8 0.7

3+ days rest 6 17.0 7.7 10.3 .611 .667 - 1.8 0.8 0.3 0.7 1.2

October 1 8.0 2.0 2.0 1.000 - - 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 1.0

November 14 16.7 5.4 8.5 .397 .739 - 1.9 1.3 0.1 0.8 0.9

December 15 18.3 6.2 8.9 .462 .875 - 2.0 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.7

January 10 16.9 6.8 9.3 .558 .769 - 2.0 0.5 0.3 0.5 1.0

February 9 17.6 4.2 7.1 .341 .800 - 1.9 1.0 0.4 0.6 0.6

In wins 34 18.1 6.1 9.4 .446 .800 - 2.2 1.1 0.2 0.6 0.9

In losses 15 15.3 4.7 6.1 .435 .800 - 1.1 0.3 0.1 0.8 0.7

As starter 8 21.0 8.0 11.6 .491 .857 - 2.8 0.9 0.1 0.5 0.6

Off bench 41 16.5 5.2 7.8 .431 .786 - 1.7 0.9 0.2 0.7 0.8

Greg Foster Center/forward

Foster perhaps had the most unforgettable week of his playing career - but not for what happened on the cour. He started the week as the Jazz's starting center in place of Ostertag and ended the week with the same job description. But in the middle he was a member of the Orlando Magic. Thanks to Rony Seikaly's failure to show up, Foster is back. Unlike Morris, he's happy about it.

1997-98 stats (through Feb. 21)

Per-gm avg g min pts par fg% ft% 3p% trb ast stl blk to

Total 48 16.3 5.6 9.0 .452 .796 .333 2.9 0.6 0.3 0.4 0.7

Home 26 17.1 6.0 9.5 .460 .765 .333 2.9 0.6 0.2 0.4 0.7

Road 22 15.4 5.0 8.4 .441 .867 - 2.8 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.8

0 days rest 10 14.0 5.2 8.3 .457 .909 - 2.8 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.5

1 day rest 22 17.3 5.8 10.0 .432 .760 .200 3.4 0.8 0.2 0.3 0.8

2 days rest 7 18.9 6.9 9.9 .568 .750 - 2.4 0.6 0.3 0.6 1.0

3+ days rest 9 14.6 4.3 6.6 .405 .800 1.00 2.0 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.6

October 1 12.0 0.0 5.0 .000 - - 5.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0

November 14 19.9 7.5 11.9 .513 .808 .500 3.8 0.6 0.3 0.6 0.6

December 14 15.0 4.3 6.9 .361 .889 .000 2.1 0.5 0.1 0.3 0.7

January 12 13.7 4.8 7.8 .500 .500 - 2.5 0.4 0.3 0.1 0.7

February 7 17.0 6.3 9.9 .462 .800 - 2.7 0.9 0.4 0.4 1.0

In wins 33 17.9 6.1 10.1 .442 .821 .400 3.3 0.7 0.3 0.4 0.8

In losses 15 12.8 4.3 6.5 .483 .700 .000 1.8 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.5

As starter 19 22.5 7.9 12.2 .481 .828 .400 3.7 0.6 0.3 0.5 0.7

Off bench 29 12.3 4.0 6.9 .421 .750 .000 2.3 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.7

Chris Morris Forward/guard

Morris was looking foward to getting playing time in Orlando, so it was a bitter pill for him to swallow when he was returned to sender. He's about done doing his time insUtah, however, as he's a free agent at season's end and won't be re-signed. If his bad attitude continues and it starts to disrupt the team, he may be gone before then.

1997-98 stats (through Feb. 21)

Per-gm avg g min pts par fg% ft% 3p% trb ast stl blk to

Total 26 6.8 2.5 4.4 .329 .765 .136 1.7 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.5

Home 13 7.3 2.8 5.1 .319 .625 .077 2.2 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.6

Road 13 6.4 2.2 3.7 .346 .889 .222 1.2 0.4 0.5 0.2 0.3

0 days rest 3 7.3 2.0 3.3 .333 1.000 .000 1.3 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.7

1 day rest 8 7.6 2.3 4.8 .286 - .222 2.1 0.4 0.5 0.1 0.5

2 days rest 3 8.7 4.3 7.3 .444 .667 .333 2.7 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.7

3+ days rest 12 5.8 2.3 3.7 .333 .778 .000 1.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3

October 1 15.0 7.0 10.0 .143 .833 .000 3.0 0.0 2.0 1.0 1.0

November 7 6.1 1.3 2.4 .273 1.000 .143 1.0 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.6

December 4 7.5 2.8 5.5 .500 1.000 .000 2.3 0.5 0.0 0.3 0.0

January 9 6.0 2.2 4.2 .310 .500 .125 1.8 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.3

February 5 7.2 3.4 5.4 .375 .667 .250 1.8 0.2 0.6 0.6 0.8

In wins 19 6.2 2.8 4.8 .393 .667 .200 1.7 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.5

In losses 7 8.7 1.6 3.1 .118 .875 .000 1.6 0.0 0.7 0.1 0.4

Off bench 26 6.8 2.5 4.4 .329 .765 .136 1.7 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.5