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A look at 10 former Utah Jazz players, including Deron Williams

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 18 2012 2:25 p.m. MST

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Fesenko led an interesting career while with the Jazz. The 7-foot Ukrainian always had something funny to say, whether in a win or a loss. His most influential time with the Jazz came during a 2010 playoff series with the Denver Nuggets after starting center Mehmet Okur ruptured his Achilles tendon and ended his season. Fesenko started and had a huge impact.

Fesenko's Jazz contract ended after an injury-plagued 2011 season. Despite his physical inside presence and occasionally dominant post play, Fesenko never really could get it together. He averaged 2.3 points and 2.0 rebounds per game with the Jazz, and when the lockout came, the Jazz didn't pick up his option.

Fesenko eventually was signed in March of 2012 to the Pacers, but played only three games. He was picked up this year by the Bulls and played four minutes of a single preseason game, but was cut from their roster before preseason began.


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KamUte
South Jordan, UT

Funny how each of these players had their best years with the Jazz. Se La Vie!

Doug10
Roosevelt, UT

The Jazz have a rich history and much is from players as well as fans.

Sloan was a huge part of that history and refecting back as this article has he made a lot with a little.

Fesenko, Sloan kept him and used him but he has since proven his worth.

CJ got rewarded this year by being named the second worst effective player in the NBA. SLoan had planned to coach until CJ became a great player but Sloan decided he would die of old age before that happened.

Ronnie Price had a huge heart but was and is mostly ineffective in games.

AK is a natural but did not fit the Jazz system when Boozer and Deron were here. AK continues to defy his age with uncanny athletic ability.

Boozer had a system designed to help him here.

Deron did not understand the upsdie of landing in Utah but he was young. Utah is not fun for young players. Deron did surface as team leader and the face of the Jazz.

This year the Jazz still have talent but they lack the captain/leader and each game it shows.

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