Ranking the best rookie seasons in Utah Jazz history

Published: Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:07 p.m. MDT

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Griffith was selected with the second pick of the first round in the 1980 draft. Griffith played in 81 games as a rookie and averaged 20.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.3 steals a night, including nine games where he scored at least 30 points. The most impressive scoring night of that season was a payback of sorts against the Boston Celtics. After scoring a season-low two points in the 30-point beat down at the hands of the Celtics in Boston, Griffith got his revenge by scoring a season-high 38 points as the Jazz defeated the Celtics by 15 only three weeks later. For his remarkable first season with the Jazz, Griffith was named NBA Rookie of the Year as well as to the NBA All-Rookie first team.

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Mountain Bird
West Jordan, UT

The Golden Griff had the prettiest jumpshot I've ever seen. Great dunks too!

Eagle Mountain, UT

New #1 on this list after next season... Jabari Parker! At least that is what I hope. But it is not likely the Jazz get him, and even if they do there is no guarantee of where he would end up on this list. But you can't blame me for dreaming.

Sneaky Jimmy
Bay Area, CA

@samwise You can hope all you want with no blame. The problem is the Jazz management have the same strategy. "Hope we get better" and as we all know HOPE is NOT a strategy.

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