Utah Jazz: The 50 greatest players in franchise history

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All-time greatest Utah Jazz players: No. 48 Otto Moore (New Orleans)

  • Seasons with the franchise: Three (1974-75 to 1976-77)
  • Regular-season games played: 202
  • Averages as a Jazzman: 7.4 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.8 steals, 1.4 blocks
  • Shooting percentages: 42.9 from the field, 65.6 from the foul line
  • Playoff games with New Orleans: None

Say No Moore.

Sticking with the theme of original Jazzmen, following six seasons in the league as a journeyman, Otto Moore was the first to effectively man the new franchise’s paint area. The 6-foot-11 center did so in New Orleans during the first three years of the team’s existence before playing professionally in Italy.

At the time, Moore was a rebounding machine in his late 20s.

And while he was far from the No. 1 scoring option on those early squads, he was arguably the most well-rounded player in the Bayou at the time. Of course, it doesn’t help his cause here that the Jazz never won more than 38 games in those first three years.