Eight former Jazz players that still have something to play for

Published: Tuesday, April 23 2013 9:58 a.m. MDT

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Current team: Denver Nuggets

Years with the Jazz: 2008-2010

2012-13 stats: 22.4 mpg, 8.0 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 1.3 bpg, 58.1 FG%

Playoff prognosis: In smaller, coach-managed doses, Koufos has formed a steady one-two tandem at center with Javale McGee. It's likely Koufos earned the starting job over McGee for not doing things like this.

It's impossible to overstate the importance of competent size in the Western Conference, something that kept the Jazz, Suns and Rockets from sniffing more than the conference finals over the past decade.

With the Spurs or Lakers awaiting in the next round (and OKC/Memphis/L.A. Clippers possibly beyond that), Koufos will play a far bigger factor than many predicted during his painful first few years with Utah.
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