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The Utah Jazz all-time 'Dream Team'

Published: Tuesday, June 10 2014 1:57 p.m. MDT

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Stockton landed with the Jazz as the 16th overall pick in the 1984 draft. He spent his entire 19-year career with the Jazz and is the best point guard the franchise has ever had and one of the greatest lead guards in NBA history. He is the definition of a pass-first point guard who was all about team first. Even when he had a clear path to the basket on a fast break he would drop the ball off for someone else to get the glory. The 10-time all-star led the league in assists per game nine straight seasons as well as steals two times. One of his most productive seasons came in 1989-90 when he averaged 17.2 points, 2.6 rebounds, 14.5 assists and 2.7 steals in 78 games.

For his career, he averaged 13.1 points, 2.7 rebounds, 10.5 assists and 2.2 steals in 1,504 games. For his efforts, Stockton earned first-, second- or third-team all-NBA 11 times and is the all-time NBA leader in assists and steals.

Jay Yeomans is a courier by day and a freelance writer by night. He is the creator and lead writer of the website jmoneysports.com. Contact him at jmoney34@hotmail.com. Twitter: @jmoneysports


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dgdrummin
Ogden, UT

Love Hornacek but how do you not put Darrell Griffith at the starting two?

BleedCougarBlue
Enid, OK

Yeah, wouldn't it be AWESOME to have a starting lineup like THAT!

That lineup would have won us at least 2 or 3 NBA championships!

Go Jazz!

dhsalum
Saint George, UT

I'm too young to remember Griffith, but I think the best starting 5 would have D-Will at the 2.

Pipes
Salt Lake City, UT

I can see Wes Mathews in that group as well.

water rocket
Magna, UT

Stockton was not the premier scorer that other point guards were, and because of his size, often got "posted up," but if heart and team player define a great player, Stockton had a corner on the market. John Wooden, the famed and storied UCLA coach called Stockton the purest point guard ever, and he should know (and I agree with him). His records for steals and assists will probably never be broken.

xert
Santa Monica, CA

Pete Maravich only appeared in 17 games for the Utah Jazz and guess what? He still should be on this list.

BigCougar
Bountiful, UT

Good list, I would've loved to see the Jazz have a bench like that. They always had a good enough starting group, it was when they went to the bench that they lost ground in games with other teams.

stanfunky
Salt Lake City, UT

Too bad the writer forgot to mention certain honors for the players mentioned, like, ah, the HALL OF FAME (Malone, Dantley, Stockton). If you're doing a "Dream Team" you might want to remember something like that!

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