And on Friday, as expected, they tendered a qualifying offer to Millsap that allows the team to retain its match rights. The qualifying offer, essentially a formality procedure in this instance, is for one year and $1.03 million — just as Millsap's camp expected.
Okur, meanwhile, is a one-time All-Star.
He's offered previously, via his personal Web site, to give the Jazz a home-team discount of $3 million to $5 million on a deal's total value in order to stay in Utah.
And he's made it clear his preference is to get a long-term extension from the Jazz.
Whether that happens by Tuesday, however, also remains to be seen. If it doesn't, the Jazz would risk losing Okur — but wouldn't be precluded from re-signing him after he tests his value in the open market. "We certainly would not rule out Utah," Fleisher said, "but we would look at other opportunities as well."
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