At the beginning of the 2014 NBA Playoffs, who would have ever thought that the Atlanta Hawks, an eight seed, would ever lead the No. 1 seeded Indiana Pacers three games to two as of Tuesday, April 29 as their best-of-seven first round series rolls on? Well, it’s happening, thanks in large part to several former Utah Jazz players.
Paul Millsap was a great sixth man before developing into a starter for the Jazz in his time here -- and now in his first season in Atlanta, Millsap has become an NBA All-Star. But Millsap has not only become an All-Star caliber player in Hotlanta, he’s become a force for the Pacers to reckon with in these playoffs. An off night for Millsap -- like the one he had Monday -- meant he only had 18 points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots.
He’s not the only former Jazzman to have a scintillating series, either. Fellow Hawk and former Jazzman DeMarre Carroll is putting up double figures and they might as well close the basket for Kyle Korver too -- because the Hawks player is shooting insanely well from three point land.
Several former Jazz point guards are also doing very well for themselves -- and their teams -- at the 2014 NBA Playoffs. Many had left Deron Williams for dead in Brooklyn, but he is surprising people in his first round series.
Down in Dallas, Devin Harris is getting quality minutes for the Mavericks as they tussle with mighty San Antonio. And in Portland, Mo Williams proves age is not a number -- nor is it for Derek Fisher who will turn 40 soon.
Yet those are only several of your former Jazz players lighting it up in the playoffs. Click on the photos to see how they all are doing thus far -- because even though you don‘t want to admit it, Jazz fans, you care.