Utah Jazz: The 50 greatest players in franchise history

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All-time greatest Utah Jazz players: No. 39 Donyell Marshall

  • Seasons with the franchise: Two (2000-01, 2001-02)
  • Regular-season games played: 139
  • Averages as a Jazzman: 14.1 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.0 blocks
  • Shooting percentages: 51.0 from the field, 31.8 from three, 73.1 from the foul line
  • Playoff games with Utah: Nine
  • Postseason averages: 12.1 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.6 steals, 1.2 blocks

Secret Weapon.

Seeing that the Utah Jazz lost in the first round of the NBA Playoffs in each of Donyell Marshall’s two seasons with the franchise, the brevity of his stay outweighs his respectable stats plus the combined regular-season success of his two Jazz squads.

Still, after arriving in Utah via the first four-team trade in NBA history, the 6-foot-9 forward served as a powerful rebounder and reliable scorer before bolting to the Chicago Bulls in free agency.

Of course, had Marshall stuck around as a Jazzman, he would have lived with wildly unfair expectations due to his often being tagged as the heir apparent to then-aging Jazz legend Karl Malone.