No. 53: Utah Jazz

Last year's rank: 35

Title track: 97

Ownership: 50

Coaching: 105

Players: 75

Fan relations: 62

Affordability: 27

Stadium experience: 62

Bang for the buck: 46

The experience of attending a game at EnergySolutions Arena? Still solid. The Jazz have the sixth best affordability ranking in the NBA and are 10th best in the bang for the buck category. But on the court? Well, fans are tired. The Jazz, one of the most consistently successful franchises of the last 30 years, missed the playoffs last season for just the fifth time since 1983. That led to a 27-spot drop in our players ranking, mostly driven by the fact that their two best players, Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap, not only played the same position (PF), but they were blocking the development of the kids behind them -- Derrick Favors, 2010’s third overall pick, and second-year man Enes Kanter, who both had PERs over 17 last season. Now that Millsap and Jefferson are gone, it’s transition time in Salt Lake. But with rookie Trey Burke helming the offense and Favors and Kanter manning the interior, the ability to see a young core for an average ticket price of $43.50 (15 percent cheaper than the league average) is a better value than you might think. Now that’s bang for the buck.