Top 5 Power Forwards in Utah Jazz History

By Ryan Aston

Greatest Power Forwards in Utah Jazz History

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The Utah Jazz' frontcourt rotation is currently the strength of their team, though it remains unclear if Enes Kanter will remain the starting power forward long-term. In the team's history, some terrific players have manned that four spot, led by a certain letter carrier. Here are the five best power forwards ever to play for the Jazz.

5. Len "Truck" Robinson

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5. Len "Truck" Robinson

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Had he played more than a season and a half with the team, Truck Robinson would undoubtedly hold a higher ranking on this list. During the 1977-78 campaign, his only full season with the New Orleans Jazz, he averaged just under 23 points per contest and led the NBA in rebounding with nearly 16 per game. Robinson was an All-Star and All-NBA First Team player that year.

4. Thurl Bailey

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4. Thurl Bailey

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Thurl Bailey was a key player for the Jazz as they became a perennial playoff team during the 80s. His ability to defend, rebound and score the basketball made him one of the best reserve players in the league for nearly a decade. After being traded to the T-Wolves in the early 90s, Big T returned to finish his career with Utah in 1998-99.

3. Paul Millsap

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3. Paul Millsap

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For seven years, Paul Millsap provided hard-nosed play for the Utah Jazz. Had coaches been more open to allowing him to expand his perimeter game or had he not been playing behind Carlos Boozer for much of that time, he may have become an All-Star sooner (he represented the Atlanta Hawks in the game last season).

2. Carlos Boozer

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2. Carlos Boozer

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It's hard for some Jazz fans to put Carlos Boozer's time with the Jazz into perspective given some of the controversy that surrounded him, but Boozer was one of the greatest players ever to suit up for the team. He was an All-Star, an Olympic gold medalist and the team's primary scorer and rebounder for several years. The Boozer/Deron Williams-era teams were among the most successful in Jazz history.

1. Karl Malone

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1. Karl Malone

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"The Mailman" Karl Malone. Two-time league MVP, two-time Olympic gold medalist, the second leading scorer in the history of the NBA and so on and so forth. He was probably the greatest power forward ever to play the game and was unquestionably the best player ever to play for the franchise.

Ryan Aston covers the Utah Jazz for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @MrMaryKateOlsen or add him to your network on Google.

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