Top 10 Best Players in Utah Jazz History
More NBA records than I can remember, definitely the most by a Jazz player. What would Malone be without this guy's dimes?
He holds the NBA's record for most career assists (15,806) by a margin of more than 3,000, as well as the record for most career steals (3,265). He had five of the top six assists seasons in NBA history.
Sure, he's not the second leading scorer in the NBA, but he's awesome. He never really got all the applause. It all went straight to Karl Malone. Vote for John Stockton.
He was the one who made the winning shot and got us into the finals for the first time.
Karl Malone is the best basketball player to ever wear a Utah Jazz jersey (all due respect to John Stockton, who is an all-time great in his own right). Malone is the only player in team history to win the NBA MVP, and he did it twice (the second time he became the oldest player to ever win NBA MVP). He's the leading scorer in team history and the second leading scorer in NBA history. His list of accolades and accomplishments is long, and I could sit here and list them all, but I don't feel it's necessary. People can research them. I'll leave this simply: Karl Malone is the best player in team history. Not only that, he's a top-10 player in NBA history.
There's no power forward in the history of the Utah Jazz franchise that can touch Karl Malone. No, no, nobody. His amazing awards and achievements are too long for this list, and so are the seasons, so I picked this one: the 1990-91 season. It was also the first season that NBA on NBC went on the air, and viewers around the world got a chance to see what he could do. In that season, he was named to the first-team NBA All-Star and scored 29 points a game. In one 19-game stretch, he led the team in scoring - great numbers.
Deron came to the Utah Jazz in 2005 at the right time. Fellow legends Mark Eaton, John Stockton, and Karl Malone had long since retired, and Deron was built as a savior to the Jazz franchise. He did not disappoint anyone. In his rookie season, he scored 10.8 points per game. Deron was named to the NBA All-Rookie team. In his second season, he had five double-doubles in only 13 games, and as his game improved, so did the Jazz, who made a playoff appearance. Williams played in three straight All-Star Games.
The right player on the right team at the right time.
One of the best small forwards in NBA history.
One of the best centers ever. He once blocked four shots in a row.
Best Jazz center, the best center in the league at the time, and a great person.
Just a super great player overall.
This man is a beast.
He won Defensive Player of the Year multiple times and is my personal favorite player.
Averaged over 20 points per game the first five years with the team! Jazz's only Rookie of the Year! Griffith led the NBA in three-point shooting, and before injuries, he was an NBA premier dunker. He was known as Dr. Dunkenstein for his dunking ability.
Very underrated in his day because he was a quiet person. The man could shoot lights out.
An amazing three-point shooter.
Doesn't he look a little bit like Elvis?