Utah Jazz: The 50 greatest players in franchise history

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All-time greatest Utah Jazz players: No. 43 Adam Keefe

  • Seasons with the franchise: Six (1994-95 to 1999-00)
  • Regular-season games played: 405
  • Averages as a Jazzman: 5.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 0.5 steals, 0.3 blocks
  • Shooting percentages: 52.1 from the field, 72.3 from the foul line
  • Playoff games with Utah: 54
  • Postseason averages: 2.9 points, 2.3 rebounds, 0.2 assists, 0.3 steals, 0.1 blocks

Yes, Adam Keefe’s per-game stats are generally worse than the guys who have already appeared on this list. Again, though, there is significant favoritism here toward those with significant longevity as a Jazzman plus dozens of playoff appearances.

Moreover, the Utah Jazz won more than 70 percent of their games between Keefe’s six seasons with the franchise.

And even though the 6-foot-9 big man largely served as a role player off the bench during his time in Salt Lake City, he admirably started 75 games at center for a 1997-98 Utah team that won 62 regular-season games and reached the NBA Finals.