Utah Jazz: The 50 greatest players in franchise history

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All-time greatest Utah Jazz players: No. 42 Aaron James (New Orleans)

  • Seasons with the franchise: Five (1974-75 to 1978-79)
  • Regular-season games played: 356
  • Averages as a Jazzman: 10.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.4 steals, 0.2 blocks
  • Shooting percentages: 48.1 from the field, 76.0 from the foul line
  • Playoff games with New Orleans: None

Parking Lot.

Granted, Aaron James survived only five seasons in the league before taking off to Italy.

That said, all five of those seasons were with the New Orleans Jazz, marking the franchise’s first five seasons in existence and its entire time in the Bayou.

And James managed to serve as a reliable option in the scoring department, averaging more than 10 points per game in four of his five NBA seasons, despite the 6-foot-8 forward having to share touches with the likes of Nate Williams, Truck Robinson, Gail Goodrich, and Pete Maravich (all names to come on this list, obviously).