A look at Jazz players midway through the 2007-08 NBA season:

The starters


Point guard

With 19 double-doubles this season, Williams has been super steady — but not necessarily spectacular, which could cost him his first NBA All-Star Game appearance.


Shooting guard

Brewer has scored in double digits much more often than not during his first season as a rotation regular, and leads the NBA in steals-to-turnover ratio. He's more athletic than last season's starting 2, but as a second-year pro he doesn't have the leadership skills current Los Angeles Laker Derer Fisher did.


Small forward

After an offseason in which he asked to be traded, Kirilenko could have been a major distraction. But he's been anything but. The Russian hasn't returned to 2004 All-Star form, but he has shown improved shooting over the past month.


Power foward

With 28 double-doubles this season, Boozer seems likely to be chosen for a second straight All-Star Game — where defense is decided afterthought.



The big Turk started slow, then missed seven games with a strained shoulder. He's played better since returning from the late-December injury, but there's no way Okur will make a second straight All-Star Game appearance.

The bench


Backup point guard

Hart has struggled while playing limited minutes behind Deron Williams, but enjoyed perhaps his best game of the season against his former Los Angeles Clipper teammates on Friday.


Backup shooting guard

Acquired in a late-December trade with Philadelphia for unhappy Gordan Giricek and a future first-round draft pick, the sharpshooter still is trying to learn where his shots will from in the Jazz offense.


Backup small forward

His playing time has been limited to about 16-to-18 minutes per game after undergoing a third surgery on the same right knee this past offseason, but when he is on the floor Harpring — who's also battled gastrointestinal issues — has been as gritty as ever.


Backup small forward

Teams surprised by the second-round rookie last season are paying more attention to him this season, but Millsap has worked on expanding his shooting range and continues to hustle whenever he plays.


Backup center

Now in his seventh season with the Jazz, ever-steady Collins continues to keep the coaching staff happy by simply doing whatever is asked of him.


Reserve combo guard

The Utah Valley State product has played sparingly and sporadically in his first season with the Jazz, appearing in just 21 games while logging minutes not only behind Deron Williams and Jason Hart at the Jazz's No. 3 point guard but also, on occasion, at shooting guard.


Reserve swingman

From filling in as starting small forward while Andrei Kirilenko was injured to backing up Ronnie Brewer at shooting guard to being out of rotation altogether, there never seems to be any telling how Miles might be used on a game-to-game basis.

The rookies


Reserve shooting guard

The first-round draft choice has appeared in just six NBA games, and seems destined to soon return to the NBA Development League's Utah Flash. Almond has proven he can score in the D-League, but still must show an all-around games before he's ready for regular minutes on the NBA level.


No. 3 center

Fesenko filled in as backup center while Mehmet Okur was out with his shoulder injury, but the second-round draft choice from Ukraine is currently assigned to the D-League's Flash to work on both developing his game and improving his conditioning.