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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Kosta Koufos was a one-and-done prospect out of Ohio State that never really panned out for the Jazz under Jerry Sloan. He consistently rode the bench and was shuffled intermittently between the Jazz and its then-D-league club, the Utah Flash.

Koufos played two seasons with Utah, and then was traded to Minnesota along with two future draft picks as part of the deal that brought Al Jefferson to the Jazz. Since then, he's been moved to the Nuggets, where his performance has been extremely well received. Koufos is averaging 7.0 points and 6.0 rebounds in 21.8 minutes per game.

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South Jordan, UT

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

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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