NBA History: There have only been 30 double double seasons in Utah Jazz / New Orleans Jazz franchise history, will we get one this year?

Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Yes, it's true. There have only been 30 individual seasons where a New Orleans / Utah Jazz player finished a season averaging a double double (either 10+ PPG and 10+ RPG, or 10+ PPG and 10+ APG). That's 30 times TOTAL in 39 entire years as a team. The Jazz go into their 40th season (I would REALLY like to see a 40 emblem on the jerseys this year or something to that effect), and I wonder if we'll get a guy who will average a double double this year.

But before we get there, here's a look at the 30 individual seasons that produced a double double. (displayed ppg, rpg, and apg, and ranked by the cumulative score of those three statistics)

Player Season Age G PPG RPG APG P+R+A
1 Karl Malone 1989 1990 26 82 31.0 11.1 2.8 44.9
2 Karl Malone 1990 1991 27 82 29.0 11.8 3.3 44.1
3 Karl Malone 1988 1989 25 80 29.1 10.7 2.7 42.5
4 Karl Malone 1991 1992 28 81 28.0 11.2 3.0 42.2
5 Karl Malone 1987 1988 24 82 27.7 12.0 2.4 42.1
6 Karl Malone 1992 1993 29 82 27.0 11.2 3.8 42.0
7 Karl Malone 1997 1998 34 81 27.0 10.3 3.9 41.2
8 Karl Malone 1994 1995 31 82 26.7 10.6 3.5 40.8
9 Karl Malone 1993 1994 30 82 25.2 11.5 4.0 40.7
10 Truck Robinson 1977 1978 26 82 22.7 15.7 2.1 40.5
11 Truck Robinson 1978 1979 27 43 24.2 13.4 1.7 39.3
12 Carlos Boozer 2006 2007 25 74 20.9 11.7 3.0 35.6
13 Carlos Boozer 2007 2008 26 81 21.1 10.4 2.9 34.4
14 John Stockton 1989 1990 27 78 17.2 2.6 14.5 34.3
15 John Stockton 1990 1991 28 82 17.2 2.9 14.2 34.3
16 Karl Malone 1986 1987 23 82 21.7 10.4 1.9 34.0
17 Carlos Boozer 2009 2010 28 78 19.5 11.2 3.2 33.9
18 John Stockton 1988 1989 26 82 17.1 3.0 13.6 33.7
19 Deron Williams 2009 2010 25 76 18.7 4.0 10.5 33.2
20 Deron Williams 2008 2009 24 68 19.4 2.9 10.7 33.0
21 John Stockton 1991 1992 29 82 15.8 3.3 13.7 32.8
22 Deron Williams 2007 2008 23 82 18.8 3.0 10.5 32.3
23 Rich Kelley 1978 1979 25 80 15.7 12.8 3.6 32.1
24 John Stockton 1987 1988 25 82 14.7 2.9 13.8 31.4
25 John Stockton 1993 1994 31 82 15.1 3.1 12.6 30.8
26 John Stockton 1994 1995 32 82 14.7 3.1 12.3 30.1
27 John Stockton 1992 1993 30 82 15.1 2.9 12.0 30.0
28 Carlos Boozer 2008 2009 27 37 16.2 10.4 2.1 28.7
29 John Stockton 1995 1996 33 82 14.7 2.8 11.2 28.7
30 John Stockton 1996 1997 34 82 14.4 2.8 10.5 27.7

Yes, it's only 6 different players long. And no, Al Jefferson was not Big enough to even average a double double in one of his three seasons as the offensive anchor of this team.

Trey Burke finished up his 76 game NCAA career with an AST% of 33.2%, so I don't see him getting a double double this year as he attempts to get up to NBA Speed. I'm not expecting much from John Lucas III either. (But check out this three pointer! The Jazz Santa keeps giving!) So I guess we're going to have to rely on someone to rebound. And rebound a lot.

The usual suspects this year should be Derrick Favors and/or Enes Kanter. So, with the bigs we brought in to play behind them (string beans Jeremy Evans, Rudy Gobert, has beens Andris Biedrins, and coulda-been Marvin Williams), they should get close.

Right?

If one of them gets a double double they will be the first Jazz player to average one for a season since Carlos and Deron both did it back in 2009-2010.

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