Morning links: Will the Utah Jazz, OKC Thunder become rivals? Who is in your Jazz all-time starting 5?

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  • Mark from Montana Davis County, UT
    Sept. 11, 2018 5:11 p.m.

    Seems like this is just a list of who was greatest at the position, with no accounting if the five could play together. I am not sure that Pistol would be able to fit in with Stockton/Malone/Eaton.

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    Sept. 11, 2018 1:42 p.m.

    Gobert/Eaton---I think Eaton is the winner here. Rudy Gobert WILL surpass him one day, most likely, but he hasn't done it yet. Big Mark knew just how to play with AD, the Mailman and John Stockton. His ability to rebound and hit Stockton right in the hands to start a fast break is still one of the least appreciated of his talents. An amazing shot blocker (Rudy has a ways to go here in spite of the cool nickname) and lane presence. Easily the most underappreciated Jazzman who ever played. Because he didn't score like Hakeem. Well, Mark Eton could do a lot and he did it for many seasons.

  • ekute Layton, UT
    Sept. 11, 2018 11:10 a.m.

    I would remove Maravich from the "Utah" Jazz and insert Dr. Dunkenstein.

  • TripleB1111 Milford, NH
    Sept. 11, 2018 10:28 a.m.

    I also agree with Scooby. I would go with Gobert over Eaton too. It's hard to argue with the other 4 all time Jazz greats.

  • Johnny Triumph Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 11, 2018 9:25 a.m.

    Spot on with the starting 5. @scooby - few tried to get into the paint when Eaton was on the floor. Gobert is fantastic but needs to continue the trend to push Eaton to the bench. Okur never had any paint presence on defense, hitting threes is one thing but being able to keep people out of the paint is completely necessary for a center.

  • Scooby South Jordan, UT
    Sept. 11, 2018 8:54 a.m.

    Your going with Eaton over Gorbert? Don't take into account their career in total, but who would you rather have on your team in their prime? Gorbert is much more active and plays with a chip on his shoulder. Even though Eaton was 7 4, you could barely slip a piece of paper under his shoes when he jumped.
    Gorbert would be my choice, with Okur second as he could hit the 3's and open the floor for Karl to dominate even more.