Utah Jazz: The 50 greatest players in franchise history

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All-time greatest Utah Jazz players: No. 24 Paul Millsap

  • Seasons with the franchise: Seven (2006-07 to 2012-13)
  • Regular-season games played: 540
  • Averages as a Jazzman: 12.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.1 steals, 1.0 blocks
  • Shooting percentages: 51.6 from the field, 27.4 from three, 72.3 from the foul line
  • Playoff games with Utah: 48
  • Postseason averages: 9.7 points, 6.1 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.7 steals, 1.1 blocks

The Anchorman.

A 2006 second-round pick out of Louisiana Tech for the Utah Jazz, Paul Millsap instantly landed All-Rookie honors the following season. And he then eventually became a full-time starter at power forward in Salt Lake City, averaging more than 30 minutes per game in four different campaigns, before bolting to the Atlanta Hawks as a free agent in 2013.

Despite his departure from the franchise in the midst of his prime, the 6-foot-7, 260-pounder served as a formidable piece of artillery for the Jazz during five playoff runs.

All that said, the burly Millsap didn’t earn his first of four All-Star nods until after he left Utah. He developed a solid 3-point stroke while reaching his peak with the Hawks before ultimately closing out his 14-year NBA career via four seasons with the Denver Nuggets.