The Utah Jazz have a lot of representation around the league in this year’s postseason, netting 18 former players playing in this year’s playoffs.
While the Utah Jazz themselves may not be in the playoffs this April, there are still a lot of former Jazzmen to watch as the season continues to go on.
Based on the Jazz’s deals from last offseason, as well as at this year’s trade deadline, it’s no surprise there’s a variety of former players on contending rosters around the league. The Jazz have a ton of representation, from All-Star caliber players to benchwarmers across the NBA. Therefore ranking these players in a top 10 felt necessary.
Just to clarify, the rankings will be based on their current talent and production, not what they did in their time with the Jazz. That way, we can see actually how well the former Jazz are currently being represented in the league today.
Hopefully this time around next season, we can see the Jazz back in the playoffs, instead of ranking the players that are in the playoffs, just not playing for Utah anymore. That would probably feel a bit better.
Nickiel Alexander-Walker (MIN)
Alexander-Walker is coming off of a nice showing in the play-in game vs. the Thunder on Friday, where he put up 12 points, 4 rebounds, and 6 assists. With the latest injury to Jalen McDaniels at the end of the regular season, Alexander-Walker could see increase opportunity and minutes in the playoffs.
Georges Niang (PHI)
Niang continues to be a flamethrower for whatever team he plays for. This season for the 76ers, Niang was lights out from three, five threes per game, shooting over 40% for his fifth season in a row.
Jeff Green (DEN)
It seems like Green has been in the league for about 20 years at this point. However, he still continues to be a valuable veteran for contending teams. This season, he’ll have an opportunity to win his first championship with the Denver Nuggets.