In a rebuilding year for the Utah Jazz, there is still plenty to cheer about as a local basketball fan. Five players from local colleges are in the NBA now and some are have a huge impact on the success of their respective teams.
- Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard , right, drives past New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Don Ryan) Don Ryan, AP
- Denver Nuggets guard Andre Miller, right, works the ball inside as Phoenix Suns guard Gerald Green covers in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) David Zalubowski, AP
- Golden State Warriors forward David Lee, right, dunks the ball for a basket as, from left, Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler, Warriors center Andrew Bogut, of Australia, and Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov, of Russia, look on in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver, Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) David Zalubowski, AP
- Sacramento Kings guard Jimmer Fredette (7) during an NBA basketball game between the Sacramento Kings and Orlando Magic on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in Orlando, Fla. The Kings won 105-100. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay) Reinhold Matay, AP
- Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo and Philadelphia 76ers' Brandon Davies go after a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) Morry Gash, AP