Originally posted on TornBySports  |  Last updated 2/28/14
Of all the Jazz players, Alec Burks is the most likely one to have a highlight play.  We have all grown to love the amazing layups that seemingly only he can pull off.  In the month of February, Burks has elevated his game and lead the team in scoring with 15.64 points per game.  So what is he doing that has caused him to have so much success? It’s simple, he is doing what he is best at.  Getting to the bucket!  We all say no one can get to the basket like Burks, and these last two months prove exactly that.  To examine this we are going to look at a simple advance stat called Free Throw Rate(FTr).  This is simply free throws attempted divided by the field goals attempted. As you can see, His Points per Game (PPG) have gone up every month, with very little change to his field goal attempts (FGA).  How is he scoring more?  Over the last two months Burks is getting to the line substantially more than he was in November and December.  The increase is FTr has directly contributed to hi...
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