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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, drives on Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

Even though the Jazz have opened the season with a record of 4-18, there is still plenty of exciting NBA basketball to follow for local hoops fans. Other than watching the growth of a young Jazz squad, there are five local college basketball legends that are making their way through the NBA. Some are having great success while others can't get off the bench for their respective teams.

Here’s a look at how each local college star is playing so far in the young NBA season.

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