Utah Jazz: The 50 greatest players in franchise history

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All-time greatest Utah Jazz players: No. 19 Jeff Malone

  • Seasons with the franchise: Four (1990-91 to 1993-94)
  • Regular-season games played: 279
  • Averages as a Jazzman: 18.5 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.1 blocks
  • Shooting percentages: 50.2 from the field, 88.1 from the foul line
  • Playoff games with Utah: 30
  • Postseason averages: 19.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.7 steals, 0.1 blocks

Remember, Jeff Malone finished No. 2 on the team in scoring — behind the more well-known Malone, of course — in each of his four seasons with the Utah Jazz.

And all four of those Utah squads reached the postseason, with three of them winning at least one playoff series after tallying more than 50 wins in the regular season. The 1991-92 Jazz became the first in franchise history to reach the Western Conference Finals.

All in all, Jeff Malone was the third most important piece for Utah during the early 90s, trailing only Karl Malone and John Stockton in this regard. The 6-foot-4 shooting guard, a former No. 10 overall selection out of Mississippi State from the 1983 NBA Draft, was never an All-Star in Salt Lake City, yet he never averaged fewer than 16 points per game as a Jazzman.