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Utah Jazz Rank: Thabo Sefolosha returns as the 10th most valuable

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The Swiss wing-turned-stretch 4 is hoping to have a big impact this year

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With around 45% of the vote, Thabo Sefolosha has been ranked as the 10th most valuable player on the Utah Jazz roster. That’s pretty good considering the unfortunate season he had last year.

Thabo was brought in for his veteran presence and to bolster Utah’s wing depth. He was playing pretty good basketball to start the season, but unfortunately his campaign was cut short due to a season-ending MCL injury. Prior to the injury, he was averaging 8.2 points and 4.2 rebounds and knocking down 3’s at a 38% rate. His intelligent basketball and hard perimeter defense really helped the jazz.

Despite the injury and plenty of options to replace his roster spot, Dennis Lindsey and Quin Snyder wanted Sefolosha back on the Jazz for next season. I think he’s really respected in the locker room and I loved seeing how often he was at the games supporting his teammates last season.

In the era of position less basketball and stretch 4’s, I think Thabo will find himself in a really nice role for Utah this year. It sounds like he’s feeling as healthy as ever, so his contributions as a shooter and defender will be great coming off the bench. I look forward to seeing how Quin uses the many weapons he has this year, including Sefolosha.

Alright, let’s move on to the next round of voting!

Poll

Who is the 9th most valuable player on the Utah Jazz roster?

This poll is closed

  • 60%
    Alec Burks
    (238 votes)
  • 12%
    Dante Exum
    (47 votes)
  • 0%
    Derrick Favors
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Donovan Mitchell
    (1 vote)
  • 8%
    Jae Crowder
    (35 votes)
  • 0%
    Joe Ingles
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Ricky Rubio
    (1 vote)
  • 17%
    Royce O’Neale
    (67 votes)
  • 0%
    Rudy Gobert
    (0 votes)
391 votes total Vote Now