5) Al Jefferson
Al Jefferson‘s career since he’s turned 30 hasn’t exactly gone swimmingly. And a certain segment of the Utah Jazz fanbase would tell you that the Jefferson era in Salt Lake City was basketball’s answer to the black plague. It doesn’t change the fact that Big Al did some great things in a Jazz uniform.
He was unquestionably the team’s go-to guy on offense, one of the best clutch players in the league statistically, a strong rebounder and a borderline All-Star.
Still, his defensive ineptitude and the fact that his presence kept the team’s promising young bigs on the bench was a point for debate among fans throughout his tenure with the Jazz. Many felt that the minutes given to Jefferson and Paul Millsap would have been better served by Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter.
I suppose you could say we were half-right on that one.
Utah Jazz Stats: 221 GP, 18.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and one giant bed.
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