Utah Jazz: The 50 greatest players in franchise history

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All-time greatest Utah Jazz players: No. 7 Carlos Boozer

  • Seasons with the franchise: Six (2004-05 to 2009-10)
  • Regular-season games played: 354
  • Averages as a Jazzman: 19.3 points, 10.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.4 blocks
  • Shooting percentages: 54.4 from the field, 71.6 from the foul line
  • Playoff games with Utah: 44
  • Postseason averages: 20.3 points, 12.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.4 blocks


A former second-round pick out of Duke who grew up honing his footwork on ice in Juneau, Alaska, one would be hard-pressed to find many big men with smoother post moves than Carlos Boozer.

Fortunately for the Utah Jazz, the 6-foot-9 chiseled forward spent the bulk of his prime years in Salt Lake City, reaching the NBA All-Star Game in 2007 and 2008 (also All-NBA Third Team in 2007-08).

Needless to say, Boozer’s quick pivots in the paint, silky fadeaways, and strength on the boards were absolutely pivotal in the Jazz reaching the playoffs every year from 2006-07 to 2009-10 and seeing their fair share of success while there.

Also, we might as well throw in the tidbit here that Boozer’s triple-double in 2008 somehow still stands as the last one by a Jazzman during the regular season.