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Who from Utah’s past would you add to this year’s playoff team?

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Excluding the 2 GOATs, who would help the most?

HUGE win last night! That was one of the most exciting games that I’ve watched in some time. After what you might’ve thought was the worst start possible in missing 21 shots straight, Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz clawed their way back to victory. They now own a 1-0 series lead despite Mike Conley having sat with injury.

The Jazz got big contributions up and down the roster last night. Playoff Derrick Favors is very much a thing, filling in admirably behind Rudy Gobert. Royce O’Neale was up to the task defending the Clippers best players. Jordan Clarkson hit some huge shots and had his 3 ball going again. Bojan Bogdanovic defended extremely well and made some key plays down the stretch. Obviously Donovan Mitchell was the star of the show, especially to open the 2nd half. And Gobert brought us home with the game-clinching block.

But I wanted to take today’s off-day to have a little fun. A little thought-exercise down Jazz history. This Utah Jazz roster is pretty complete from top to bottom. But who from franchise history would you most want to add to this current team? To make it more interesting, I’ve decided to exclude hall of famers John Stockton and Karl Malone. Sorry statues, but picking either of you would be too easy.

Assuming you could have any (other) player from Utah Jazz franchise history in their prime, who do you think would most help the Jazz with their current playoff run? Do you add the best player possible? Do you try to fill Conley’s injury void? Are you focusing on defenders, particularly on the perimeter? Could the focus be on the best fit wit this team? Do you think they would be a starter or a man off the bench?

To help get it started, here are the top 10 I’d see as the most likely candidates (in no particular order):

  1. Deron Williams
  2. Andrei Kirilenko
  3. Jeff Hornacek
  4. Paul Millsap
  5. Wes Matthews
  6. Adrian Dantley
  7. Mehmet Okur
  8. Pete Maravich
  9. Gordon Hayward
  10. Thurl Bailey

I’ll keep it short so as to not sway opinions on this one. It’s completely up to you. Leave your thoughts and selection in the comments!

Poll

Who would you add to this Utah Jazz roster?

This poll is closed

  • 11%
    Deron Williams
    (156 votes)
  • 48%
    Andrei Kirilenko
    (631 votes)
  • 8%
    Jeff Hornacek
    (116 votes)
  • 3%
    Paul Millsap
    (47 votes)
  • 0%
    Wes Matthews
    (9 votes)
  • 2%
    Adrian Dantley
    (35 votes)
  • 4%
    Mehmet Okur
    (57 votes)
  • 10%
    Pete Maravich
    (131 votes)
  • 8%
    Gordon Hayward
    (108 votes)
  • 1%
    Thurl Bailey
    (16 votes)
1306 votes total Vote Now