The 8 Greatest Jazz players in history, ranked by Player Efficiency Rating (PER)

These players possess the highest Player Efficiency Ratings in Jazz franchise history.
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6. Carlos Boozer - 21.3

One of the better power forwards of the 2000s and first half of the 2010s, Carlos Boozer was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2002 draft after completing a stellar college career at Duke University playing for legendary Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski.

The story of how Boozer came to play for the Jazz is an interesting one. After playing the first two seasons of his career with the Cavs, the organization had a choice to make. They could choose to let Carlos pursue free agency with one year remaining on his rookie contract, or keep him around for one more year and risk losing him the next summer.

After contract talks engaged, there was supposedly an agreement between Cleveland and Boozer for him to re-sign with the team on a six-year, $39 million dollar deal. But that agreement dissolved and the organization released Carlos from his contract so he could pursue free agency. It was then that he instead signed a six-year, $70 million deal with the Jazz, which turned out to be a much better business move on his part.

Boozer played the next six seasons with the Jazz, earning two All-Star selections, along with an All-NBA honor in 2007-08.