I’m a Jazz fan living in Reno, NV for the last 20 years; I was born in Helsinki Finland and lived in Salt Lake for 6 years as a child, and the great majority of my dad’s side of the family is in the SLC area. I got to grow up watching Stockton/Malone and was always so impressed. Stockton may literally be the best player in the history of the NBA; not many would herald him as such, but there are a couple of advanced statistical metrics showing that no other player produced the kind of wins on a consistent basis that Stockton did. This is only because Jordan didn’t play as many years as Stockton, of course.
Anyway, I loved watching Stockton when I was a kid and really enjoy the energy players like Kirilenko and Millsap now. It’s going to be a fun team to watch this year, with Jefferson and Hayward coming in, and all the SIZE we have on this squad.