Jazz Notes: Which Jazzmen Are Ranked As Top 100 Players In NBA?

Sep 12, 2023, 3:39 PM


Utah Jazz center Walker Kessler (24) dunks the ball during an NBA game at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023. (Courtesy of Deseret News)

(Courtesy of Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY – The NBA is as talented as it has ever been. This means that great players might fall short of where some expect them to be. Which Jazz players are ranked in the top 100 in the league?

On the Jazz Notes podcast, Ben Anderson and Chandler Holt discussed the Jazz’s rankings in the CBS Sports Top 100 NBA players list.

To no one’s surprise, Lauri Markkanen was the highest-ranked Utah Jazz player. CBS Sports believes that Markkanen is the 41st-best player in the association.

“I think Lauri Markkanen is a top-30 player,” Anderson said. “I put him in the conversation with Jalen Brunson, Jrue Holiday, and Jaylen Brown.”

Coming up next, sophomore big man Walker Kessler was ranked as the 90th-best player in the NBA and the 16th-best center.

Rookie centers Chet Holmgren (68) and Victor Wembanyama (58) were both ranked higher than Kessler without stepping foot on an NBA floor yet.

No other Jazz players made an appearance on the list.

Jordan Clarkson and John Collins are two guys who may have an argument to be there but ultimately fell short.

The Jazz Notes podcast, hosted by Ben Anderson and Chandler Holt, keeps you up-to-date with Utah Jazz news from on and off the court every week. Check back on Tuesday afternoons for the latest episode!

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Chandler Holt is a co-host for the Jazz Notes podcast and a Digital Sports Producer for KSLSports.com, specializing in all things basketball and football. Follow Chandler on Twitter @ChandlerHoltKSL or on Threads @chandlerho1t.

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Jazz Notes: Which Jazzmen Are Ranked As Top 100 Players In NBA?