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Top 50 Utah Jazz Players Countdown: #38 David Benoit

Aug 31, 2023, 11:39 AM

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Utah Jazz forward David Benoit (Credit: Deseret News Staff)

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SALT LAKE CITY – The countdown for KSL Sports 50 greatest Utah Jazz players continues, and coming in at number 38 is forward David Benoit.

Leading up to the tip-off of the 5oth season in Jazz history, Jake Scott and Ben Anderson have been counting down the top 50 players in franchise history as voted on by fans and the media.

Here’s a look at David Benoit’s career with the Jazz.

Jazz 50: Rank No. 38– David Benoit

Undrafted in 1990, Benoit joined the Jazz in 1991 after playing his first season of professional basketball in Spain.

 

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Benoit spent the first five years of his NBA career in Utah where he was a rotation regular and intermittent starter.

The bouncy forward averaged 7.8 points and 4.6 rebounds in his first stint with the Jazz, including trips to the postseason during all five seasons.

The Jazz replaced Benoit with forward Chris Morris in the summer of 1996, but the Alabama product returned to the Jazz to finish his NBA career during the 2000-01 season after spending two years in Israel.

Benoit also split time between the New Jersey Nets during his seven-year career, but 415 of his 492 NBA games were played with the Jazz.

See the full list of players named so far here!

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Ben Anderson is the Utah Jazz insider for KSL Sports and the co-host of Jake and Ben from 10-12p with Jake Scott on 97.5 The KSL Sports Zone. Find Ben on Twitter at @BensHoops or on Instagram @BensHoops.

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Top 50 Utah Jazz Players Countdown: #38 David Benoit