Projecting Each Utah Jazz Player's Minutes Per Game in 2012-13

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Projecting Each Utah Jazz Player's Minutes Per Game in 2012-13
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If you want to incite a spirited debate among NBA fans, bringing up the topic of playing time distribution is probably not the way to go.

Though it's easy to get lost in a maze of statistics, filtering through mountains of data until your eyes are glazed over and your brain is the consistency of chocolate pudding, there is a fascinating storyline hidden within the minute distribution statistics for the Utah Jazz.

A new complement of players will compete with established veterans and promising-but-still-raw youngsters for minutes.  When egos are thrown into the mix, it presents Jazz head coach Ty Corbin with quite the juggling act. 

Can he maintain the precarious balance between optimal team efficiency and chemistry with everyone's happiness? 

It will be a monumental task for certain, but if anyone can do it, it's a graduate of the Jerry Sloan School of Play Hard and Shut Up. 

I will not include Raja Bell on this list, as he has not attended any team functions or practices since last year, and is near certain to never suit up for the Jazz again. 

Assuming there are no catastrophic injuries, here is how I see the minutes being divvied out. 

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