Karl Malone Poward forward #32

Height: 6'9" Weight: 256 Years pro: 13 Age: 34

The coach says: We saw vintage Karl Malone in the second half of Game 4 and all of Game 5. Needs to realize these are not "pressure games" for great players but "opportunities" to show greatness. His energy sets the tone for the entire team. Game 5 was one of his best at both ends. Will be interesting to see who he guards.

1997-98 stats

Per-gm avg g min pts par fg% ft% 3p% trb ast stl blk to

Home 40 36.6 26.3 40.5 .533 .770 .000 10.2 4.0 1.2 1.0 2.9

Road 41 38.2 27.8 42.0 .527 .752 .667 10.4 3.8 1.2 0.7 3.2

November 14 36.2 25.9 39.6 .538 .752 .000 10.3 3.5 1.2 0.9 3.7

December 15 37.9 25.2 40.1 .514 .672 - 10.4 4.5 1.1 0.7 3.3

January 13 37.0 27.1 40.1 .520 .829 - 9.6 3.4 1.4 0.7 2.8

February 11 36.5 26.6 41.5 .546 .722 .500 10.8 4.0 1.7 0.7 2.5

March 17 38.6 27.2 42.4 .534 .786 - 10.9 4.2 1.1 0.9 2.9

April 10 37.8 32.2 44.8 .535 .782 .333 9.1 3.5 0.6 1.4 2.8

In wins 61 37.2 27.6 41.6 .549 .778 .200 10.0 3.9 1.2 1.0 3.0

In losses 20 38.0 25.3 40.3 .476 .705 1.000 11.1 4.0 1.1 0.4 3.3

vs. SanAntonio 4 37.0 25.5 38.5 .478 .776 - 10.3 2.8 0.8 1.0 3.5

Playoffs 5 39.8 26.6 40.8 .461 .830 .000 12.6 1.6 1.4 1.6 2.8

John Stockton Point guard #12

Height: 6'1" Weight: 175 Years pro: 14 Age: 36

The coach says: Had a below average Houston series. Most NBA observers feel something is wrong. He never makes excuses but knows he has set the "bar" very high. I would never count him out unless he is on his sick bed. Too much ability, too much character.

1997-98 stats

Per-gm avg g min pts par fg% ft% 3p% trb ast stl blk to

Home 31 29.7 12.6 24.7 .569 .867 .521 2.7 9.4 1.4 0.2 2.5

Road 33 28.4 11.5 21.6 .491 .797 .326 2.5 7.6 1.4 0.1 2.6

December 12 24.8 11.3 18.9 .560 .806 .263 1.8 5.8 1.2 0.1 2.1

January 13 32.9 13.8 28.4 .552 .800 .435 3.5 11.0 1.6 0.3 3.0

February 11 29.8 11.9 24.1 .458 .857 .500 2.5 9.6 2.1 0.1 2.5

March 17 29.8 11.8 23.0 .515 .851 .500 2.6 8.6 1.1 0.2 3.1

April 11 27.2 11.1 20.6 .549 .781 .467 2.5 7.1 1.2 0.1 1.5

In wins 51 29.1 12.1 23.7 .565 .848 .517 2.7 8.8 1.5 0.2 2.5

In losses 13 28.7 11.6 20.8 .425 .725 .258 2.1 7.1 0.8 0.0 2.6

vs. Conf. 37 28.4 12.0 22.4 .532 .821 .364 2.5 8.0 1.3 0.1 2.5

vs. San Antonio 2 31.5 13.0 22.0 .412 .923 .000 1.5 7.5 2.0 0.0 3.5

Playoffs 5 29.4 12.4 24.2 .460 .667 .286 3.6 8.2 1.4 0.0 2.4

Jeff Hornacek Shooting guard #14

Height: 6'4" Weight: 190 Years pro: 12 Age: 34

The coach says: After struggling in the Houston series, came up big in Game 5. Drew Drexler, who is a terrific defender with great size and quickness. Doesn't have many plays run for him, so Jazz transition game must be clicking for him to get his shots. I look for Jeff to come up big the rest of the way.

1997-98 stats

Per-gm avg g min pts par fg% ft% 3p% trb ast stl blk to

Home 39 30.0 15.7 24.0 .503 .891 .485 3.7 4.6 1.1 0.2 1.7

Road 41 31.5 12.9 20.0 .459 .879 .390 3.0 4.1 1.6 0.2 1.6

November 14 31.6 16.8 26.7 .467 .897 .545 4.5 5.4 1.8 0.4 1.8

December 15 31.8 12.7 20.7 .421 .894 .360 3.3 4.7 1.4 0.1 1.5

January 13 30.0 13.8 20.2 .507 .854 .368 2.9 3.5 1.1 0.0 2.4

February 11 30.0 14.7 22.0 .539 .889 .429 3.7 3.5 1.0 0.5 1.2

March 15 30.5 13.3 20.1 .469 .914 .409 2.6 4.2 1.1 0.0 0.9

April 11 30.7 15.2 23.5 .523 .846 .500 3.5 4.9 1.9 0.3 2.1

In wins 60 30.3 14.7 22.6 .506 .875 .466 3.5 4.4 1.3 0.2 1.5

In losses 20 32.2 12.9 20.1 .406 .911 .385 3.0 4.3 1.7 0.2 2.2

vs. San Antonio 4 33.3 14.3 22.8 .421 .880 .429 5.0 3.5 1.5 0.0 2.0

Playoffs 5 30.6 11.2 17.6 .476 .800 .667 2.4 4.0 1.2 0.2 1.6

Adam Keefe Small forward #31

Height: 6'9" Weight: 230 Years pro: 6 Age: 28

The coach says: Was the victim of bad match-ups during this series. Jerry Sloan had to go with Russell on Drexler or I don't think Utah would have won. With the Spurs size and rebounding, I think Adam will play more. Has been a key figure in the Jazz success all season. Is a consummate pro.

1997-98 stats

Per-gm avg g min pts par fg% ft% 3p% trb ast stl blk to

Home 40 26.0 7.7 15.3 .511 .798 - 6.4 1.3 0.7 0.4 0.9

Road 40 25.2 7.8 13.4 .574 .821 - 4.6 1.0 0.6 0.2 0.9

November 13 22.2 6.6 12.4 .548 .857 - 4.5 1.3 0.4 0.2 0.9

December 15 26.5 8.1 15.5 .527 .788 - 6.1 1.3 0.6 0.5 0.8

January 12 24.2 6.3 12.7 .466 .778 - 5.3 1.2 0.9 0.2 1.0

February 11 27.1 8.7 15.2 .515 .867 - 5.7 0.7 0.5 0.4 0.8

March 17 29.4 9.4 17.0 .644 .783 - 6.5 1.2 0.7 0.4 1.0

April 11 23.8 6.9 12.3 .509 .800 - 4.5 0.9 0.8 0.1 0.8

In wins 61 26.4 8.0 15.0 .537 .821 - 5.8 1.1 0.7 0.3 0.7

In losses 19 22.9 6.9 12.3 .551 .773 - 4.3 1.1 0.4 0.3 1.4

vs. SanAntonio 3 29.7 9.0 16.0 .556 .778 - 6.0 1.0 1.0 0.3 1.3

Playoffs 5 9.2 1.8 3.6 .429 .600 - 1.8 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0

Greg Ostertag Center #00

Height: 7'2" Weight: 280 Years pro: 3 Age: 25

The coach says: Let's not name any buildings after the big guy yet, but he showed in Game 5 the spark he can give. All the Jazz need is adequate defensive center play and they go to the Finals again. If Greg plays better than average, maybe he will have a building named after him!

1997-98 stats

Per-gm avg g min pts par fg% ft% 3p% trb ast stl blk to

Home 32 22.0 5.6 12.9 .527 .484 - 6.6 0.7 0.5 2.6 1.3

Road 31 18.9 3.8 9.1 .427 .469 - 5.2 0.1 0.4 1.6 1.1

November 13 21.4 4.5 10.9 .400 .409 - 6.1 0.4 0.7 2.4 1.2

December 14 17.4 5.9 11.1 .625 .523 - 5.1 0.1 0.3 1.3 1.0

January 13 29.8 5.8 14.4 .549 .571 - 7.8 0.7 0.5 3.3 1.6

February 4 26.3 3.8 11.0 .368 .500 - 6.5 0.8 0.3 2.3 0.3

March 7 9.3 2.7 5.4 .450 .250 - 2.7 0.0 0.1 0.9 1.6

April 11 17.3 4.0 10.8 .500 .364 - 6.2 0.6 0.6 1.9 1.0

In wins 45 20.8 5.0 11.6 .506 .509 - 6.1 0.5 0.5 2.2 1.2

In losses 18 19.6 3.9 9.6 .420 .382 - 5.6 0.1 0.4 1.9 1.1

vs. San Antonio 3 20.0 2.0 6.7 .250 .200 - 4.0 0.7 1.0 0.7 1.3

Playoffs 5 25.6 4.4 10.4 .750 .333 - 5.8 0.2 0.4 3.0 0.6

Bryon Russell Small forward #3

Height: 6'7" Weight: 225 Years pro: 5 Age: 27

The coach says: Was a top player in the Houston series. Really wore out Drexler defensively. Took his post game away and locked him up on the outside. Is making an effort on the boards (had eight in Game 5). Will be interesting to see who he draws from the "Triple Towers."

1997-98 stats

Per-gm avg g min pts par fg% ft% 3p% trb ast stl blk to

Home 41 26.3 9.2 14.2 .438 .750 .373 3.6 1.4 1.0 0.4 0.9

Road 41 27.8 8.8 14.2 .423 .785 .308 4.4 1.1 1.2 0.4 1.1

November 14 26.5 7.7 12.6 .333 .804 .250 3.9 0.9 1.1 0.4 0.7

December 15 26.8 8.1 14.2 .349 .714 .242 4.3 1.8 1.4 0.5 1.2

January 13 25.1 8.5 13.4 .468 .706 .429 3.4 1.5 0.9 0.2 1.2

February 11 28.4 9.6 14.1 .493 .703 .345 3.5 0.9 1.2 0.2 0.9

March 17 28.9 10.5 16.5 .509 .792 .455 4.8 1.2 1.1 0.5 0.9

April 11 26.5 10.0 14.6 .451 .851 .250 3.6 1.0 0.9 0.5 0.9

In wins 62 26.5 9.8 14.9 .472 .778 .404 3.9 1.1 1.1 0.4 1.0

In losses 20 28.8 6.6 12.2 .305 .719 .172 4.1 1.6 1.2 0.2 0.9

vs. San Antonio 4 24.5 7.0 11.5 .357 1.000 .333 4.0 0.5 1.8 0.5 0.8

Playoffs 5 35.4 12.6 19.4 .488 .636 .350 5.4 1.4 2.2 0.2 0.8

Howard Eisley Point guard #10

Height: 6'2" Weight: 180 Years pro: 4 Age: 25

The coach says: Continues to become a more important part of the Jazz offense. His shot will come and go but he is showing great poise in making things happen. Until this season, Coach Sloan always had Stockton direct the second unit but now gives the responsibility to Howard - a great confidence builder.

1997-98 stats

Per-gm avg g min pts par fg% ft% 3p% trb ast stl blk to

Home 41 20.4 7.0 13.1 .444 .839 .371 1.9 4.3 0.6 0.2 1.8

Road 41 21.7 8.4 14.8 .439 .862 .446 2.2 4.2 0.7 0.1 2.1

November 14 30.0 10.9 18.7 .479 .800 .565 2.1 5.6 0.6 0.2 2.8

December 15 21.8 7.5 14.5 .416 .872 .167 2.7 4.3 0.8 0.2 1.9

January 13 14.7 4.8 9.8 .407 .846 .286 1.5 3.5 0.3 0.1 1.2

February 11 19.1 6.5 12.6 .438 .846 .313 1.7 4.4 0.4 0.0 2.5

March 17 19.1 7.2 12.2 .391 .900 .455 1.8 3.2 0.9 0.1 1.9

April 11 20.1 8.8 15.4 .540 .826 .588 2.3 4.3 0.9 0.4 1.5

In wins 62 20.6 7.5 13.9 .437 .865 .385 2.0 4.4 0.7 0.1 2.0

In losses 20 22.6 8.5 14.2 .455 .822 .481 2.1 3.6 0.5 0.2 1.9

vs. San Antonio 4 25.8 8.8 14.3 .417 1.000 .625 2.0 3.5 0.3 0.5 2.5

Playoffs 5 18.0 6.2 11.4 .317 .800 .250 1.4 3.8 0.6 0.2 1.6

Antoine Carr Center/forward #55

Height: 6'9" Weight: 270 Years pro: 14 Age: 36

The coach says: Is still an important part of the "Foster-Dawg-Tag" center position. Drew both Olajuwon and Barkley during the Houston series. Could match up with any of the "Towers" in the next. Playing time will depend on match-ups.

1997-98 stats

Per-gm avg g min pts par fg% ft% 3p% trb ast stl blk to

Home 32 17.7 5.8 8.6 .435 .800 - 2.0 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.8

Road 34 15.3 5.6 8.3 .497 .750 - 2.0 0.6 0.2 0.8 0.6

November 14 16.7 5.4 8.5 .397 .739 - 1.9 1.3 0.1 0.8 0.9

December 15 18.3 6.2 8.9 .462 .875 - 2.0 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.7

January 10 16.9 6.8 9.3 .558 .769 - 2.0 0.5 0.3 0.5 1.0

February 11 17.5 5.1 7.9 .393 .750 - 2.0 0.8 0.4 0.7 0.6

March 11 14.7 5.3 7.5 .522 .667 - 2.0 0.3 0.1 1.4 0.6

April 4 11.8 6.5 10.0 .526 .857 - 2.8 0.8 0.0 0.5 0.0

In wins 48 17.0 5.9 9.0 .466 .786 - 2.2 0.9 0.2 0.8 0.8

In losses 18 15.0 5.2 7.0 .462 .750 - 1.5 0.3 0.1 0.9 0.6

vs. San Antonio 3 16.7 4.3 6.0 .286 .714 - 1.0 0.7 0.3 0.7 0.3

Playoffs 5 12.2 3.0 5.8 .389 1.000 - 2.2 0.4 0.0 0.6 0.4

Shandon Anderson Guard/forward #40

Height: 6'6" Weight: 210 Years pro: 2 Age: 24

The coach says: Energy, enthusiasm, defensive intensity, post-up skills and toughness are what I think about when Shandon's name is mentioned. His numbers don't tell the story of his game.

1997-98 stats

Per-gm avg g min pts par fg% ft% 3p% trb ast stl blk to

Home 41 19.5 8.7 12.6 .570 .750 .316 2.8 1.1 0.7 0.2 1.0

Road 41 19.6 8.0 11.7 .506 .723 .077 2.7 1.0 0.9 0.2 1.2

November 14 18.9 7.4 12.1 .465 .618 .375 3.7 1.0 0.6 0.2 1.1

December 15 18.5 7.7 11.1 .623 .667 .000 2.3 1.0 0.6 0.2 1.6

January 13 19.3 10.0 13.3 .617 .794 .429 2.1 1.2 1.2 0.2 0.8

February 11 17.7 8.4 11.0 .533 .875 .000 2.3 0.4 0.9 0.3 0.6

March 17 22.6 9.5 14.3 .560 .756 .167 3.5 1.3 0.6 0.3 1.1

April 11 17.6 5.1 8.5 .413 .571 .000 1.8 1.5 0.9 0.2 1.4

In wins 62 19.7 8.5 12.5 .552 .772 .261 2.9 1.1 0.8 0.2 1.1

In losses 20 19.1 7.8 11.1 .492 .655 .111 2.5 0.9 0.9 0.3 1.1

vs. San Antonio 4 14.5 3.5 5.3 .300 .667 - 1.5 0.3 0.8 0.0 0.8

Playoffs 5 18.4 7.2 12.8 .500 .500 .333 3.6 1.0 0.4 0.0 0.8

Greg Foster Center #44

Height: 6'11" Weight: 250 Years pro: 8 Age: 29

The coach says: Had his ups and downs in the Houston series against Hakeem Olajuwon but played with great emotion and physicality to wear down the big guy. Continues to improve his rebounding in traffic. His ability to run the floor is going to be important against the Spurs' big men.

1997-98 stats

Per-gm avg g min pts par fg% ft% 3p% trb ast stl blk to

Home 39 18.6 6.1 10.3 .455 .783 .222 3.4 0.7 0.2 0.4 0.8

Road 39 18.4 5.2 9.3 .434 .756 - 3.6 0.6 0.2 0.3 0.9

November 14 19.9 7.5 11.9 .513 .808 .500 3.8 0.6 0.3 0.6 0.6

December 14 15.0 4.3 6.9 .361 .889 .000 2.1 0.5 0.1 0.3 0.7

January 12 13.7 4.8 7.8 .500 .500 - 2.5 0.4 0.3 0.1 0.7

February 9 16.8 6.0 9.4 .451 .800 .000 2.7 0.8 0.4 0.3 0.9

March 17 22.4 7.1 12.9 .460 .739 .000 5.1 0.7 0.1 0.4 1.1

April 11 22.6 3.9 9.0 .372 .733 - 4.1 1.0 0.1 0.4 1.1

In wins 58 19.8 6.1 10.7 .446 .761 .286 3.9 0.8 0.2 0.4 0.9

In losses 20 14.8 4.5 7.2 .440 .800 .000 2.3 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.8

vs. San Antonio 4 21.8 7.5 12.0 .522 .833 .500 4.3 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.8

Playoffs 5 16.4 4.2 8.2 .450 .750 - 3.6 0.4 0.0 0.0 1.6

Jacque Vaughn Point guard #11

Height: 6'1" Weight: 190 Years pro: R Age: 23

The coach says: Will not play significant minutes in this series. Patience and hard work remain his task over the summer. Has been a terrific squad member.

1997-98 stats

Per-gm avg g min pts par fg% ft% 3p% trb ast stl blk to

Home 27 9.0 3.0 5.8 .409 .722 .400 0.8 2.0 0.2 0.0 1.2

Road 18 9.8 3.2 5.8 .304 .688 .333 0.9 1.7 0.2 0.0 1.3

November 14 17.4 4.4 9.8 .333 .632 .500 1.6 3.9 0.4 0.0 1.6

December 6 15.0 6.5 10.3 .444 .682 .000 1.2 2.7 0.7 0.2 2.5

January 7 1.9 0.6 1.1 .500 1.000 - 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.4

February 5 3.8 2.0 3.2 .286 .750 - 0.6 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6

March 8 3.3 2.0 2.8 .364 .800 - 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.9

April 4 2.8 1.0 2.0 .333 1.000 - 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.5

In wins 35 8.1 2.8 5.3 .402 .727 .250 0.7 1.8 0.2 0.0 1.2

In losses 10 13.5 4.0 7.7 .275 .667 .500 1.5 2.2 0.2 0.0 1.4

vs. San Antonio 2 11.0 2.5 4.5 .143 .750 - 0.5 1.5 0.0 0.0 1.0

Playoffs 3 1.7 1.7 2.0 1.000 1.000 1.000 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.7

Chris Morris Guard/forward #34

Height: 6'8" Weight: 228 Years pro: 10 Age: 32

The coach says: Had a great seven or eight minutes in Game 4. Is going to be subjected to a shortened rotation during the playoffs. Will have his moments and will have to be satisfied with that. Has tried to fit in, but needs a change of scenery for his own well-being.

1997-98 stats

Per-gm avg g min pts par fg% ft% 3p% trb ast stl blk to

Home 25 12.0 5.9 9.4 .413 .784 .350 3.0 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.8

Road 29 8.2 3.0 4.7 .407 .625 .227 1.3 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.4

November 7 6.1 1.3 2.4 .273 1.000 .143 1.0 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.6

December 4 7.5 2.8 5.5 .500 1.000 .000 2.3 0.5 0.0 0.3 0.0

January 9 6.0 2.2 4.2 .310 .500 .125 1.8 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.3

February 6 10.2 6.2 8.7 .500 .750 .455 2.2 0.3 0.7 0.8 0.8

March 16 10.9 4.3 6.8 .375 .667 .263 2.1 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.7

April 11 14.5 7.3 11.3 .500 .722 .500 3.0 1.0 0.6 0.4 0.8

In wins 43 9.9 4.6 7.2 .420 .712 .353 2.2 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.7

In losses 11 10.2 3.3 5.5 .368 .778 .091 1.8 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.4

vs. San Antonio 3 13.0 3.0 5.0 .222 1.000 .200 2.0 0.0 1.0 0.3 0.7

Playoffs 3 6.7 1.3 3.6 .385 .732 .258 2.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0