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Eight former Jazz players still have something to play for

Published: Tuesday, April 23 2013 9:50 a.m. MDT

Chicago's Carlos Boozer walks up court on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 at EnergySolutions arena. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News) Chicago's Carlos Boozer walks up court on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 at EnergySolutions arena. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

The Jazz's 2012-13 season is over, but eight former members of the team have seen their respective years extended with other clubs that made the playoffs.

Some of these players have become NBA journeymen since they've left Salt Lake City. Others have not, staying with only one team ever since they've left Utah. All of the players in this year's chase for the NBA championship played in Utah during the last five years, save one.

Three of these players now play for the Atlanta Hawks, though since they left Utah, several of them have played together on teams other than the ones currently signing their paychecks, a testament to the fluidity of NBA rosters year to year. Two former Jazz men play for the Oklahoma City Thunder, one plays for the Denver Nuggets, one for the Chicago Bulls and one for the Brooklyn Nets.

Here's a look at who they are, who they're with, and how they factor into their respective teams' chances in the postseason.

Atlanta Hawks' DeShawn Stevenson (92) is forced out of bounds by Cleveland Cavaliers' Omri Casspi of Israel on Monday, April 1, 2013. (Dave Tulis, ASSOCIATED PRESS) Atlanta Hawks' DeShawn Stevenson (92) is forced out of bounds by Cleveland Cavaliers' Omri Casspi of Israel on Monday, April 1, 2013. (Dave Tulis, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Matt Petersen is the Sports Web Editor for DeseretNews.com. You can follow him on Twitter at @TheMattPetersen.

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