Best: Utah Jazz — Karl Malone
It only seems fair to mention John Stockton with Karl Malone since the two spent an incredible 18 years together with the Utah Jazz. Malone got more accolades, including two MVP awards, and he leads the team in points and rebounds while Stockton leads them in steals and assists.
Stockton led the NBA in assists an incredible nine straight seasons, but the Mailman averaged 25 points and 10 rebounds a game over 18 years on the Jazz, and that is incredible production and longevity. He gets the nod here but he couldn’t have done it without an assist or several thousand from Stockton.
Worst: Utah Jazz — John Drew
The Utah Jazz had been in the NBA for less than a decade without ever having a winning record when all their luck was about to change in the 1982 draft. Utah had the third pick in the draft and decided to take a Human Highlight Reel out of the University of Georgia, Dominique Wilkins.
Wilkins went on to have a superstar career, but the Jazz traded his rights to Atlanta for forward John Drew and bit player Freeman Williams. Drew was fine but started only 53 of 144 games he played for the Jazz before retiring three years later unceremoniously, but by the time he left, the Jazz had turned their franchise over to back-to-back first-round picks John Stockton and Karl Malone.