The Utah Jazz have had some great star parings across their 50-year history as a franchise.
Despite the team yet to be able to raise the Larry O’Brien trophy, the Utah Jazz are one of the most storied franchises in NBA history. After spending their first five seasons in New Orleans before settling in their current home in Salt Lake City, the team has seen their fair share of star talent.
While some teams have a lone star to lead their franchise, most oftentimes find a great one-two punch that’s difficult to defend at once. In the Jazz’s case, the team has had many great pairings that led to some successful seasons in years past.
Utah’s known to have one of the greatest NBA duos in the history of the game, but beyond those two, there’s been a good variety of players.
Here are the top 5 duos we’ve seen across the Utah Jazz’s history.
5. Pete Maravich and Truck Robinson
You can’t talk about the history of the Utah Jazz without mentioning “Pistol” Pete Maravich, which gets him enough credit to secure a spot on this list.
It’s a little more difficult to find a distinct second option that Maravich played with while with the Jazz. However, two solid seasons with Pete with an All-Star appearance in one proved to be enough to give Truck a spot as well.
Pete was nearing the end of his career when he was with the Jazz, entering his early 30s, but still managed to average 24.8 points, 3 rebounds, and 5.8 assists in his time with Truck. As for Robinson, he joined Pete and the Jazz in 1977 and proved to be a monster on the boards. He averaged over 22 points and 15 rebounds a game in his first season with the team, getting him an All-Star selection.
While Pete and Truck had some good numbers, the duo was never able to find long-term team success with the Jazz. They never finished the season with a record above .500, and after two short seasons, the duo was split up.
Lucky for the Jazz, they had many more great duos to come.