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Stats Show Where Lauri Markkanen Already Ranks In Jazz Franchise History

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The Utah Jazz are reportedly considering moving on from Lauri Markkanen.

It makes sense on paper, as he might not be inclined to sign a new contract with them, given the fact that the Jazz might not be the most competitive team in the foreseeable future.

His trade value is at an all-time high, and the 27-year-old has been one of the best forwards in the league since he arrived in Utah.

To put it in context, StatMuse shared on Twitter that he already ranks No. 4 points per game, No. 9 in rebounds per game, No. 5 in free-throws made, and is the franchise’s all-time leader in three-pointers made.

Lauri Markkanen all-time ranks for the Jazz:

4th in PPG
9th in RPG
1st in 3PM
5th in FTM pic.twitter.com/erhbhVqI5y

— StatMuse (@statmuse) July 9, 2024

Notably, this speaks volumes about the All-Star-caliber player he’s been over the past couple of years, although it also points out the obvious, which is that the Jazz haven’t had that many stars or players who’ve stayed there for long.

Outside of the John Stockton-Karl Malone era, the Jazz have been nothing more than a fringe playoff team with an occasional star who eventually leaves, so it makes sense that Markkanen follows the steps of Deron Williams, Paul Millsap, Carlos Boozer, or Donovan Mitchell.

Reports state that multiple teams could look to make a run at the former Chicago Bulls player.

The San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors are rumored to be the teams most actively pursuing his services, but the Jazz should be in no hurry to make a move, so they might drag this situation all the way to the trade deadline.

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