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Published: Sunday, July 12 2009 12:00 a.m. MDT

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louisiana jazz man

amen

JJ

It's funny he deserves the money, Loozer, CJ, and AK don't.

Sign MILLSAP or get ready for the BOO-BIRDS all year.

If Portland gets MILLSAP

PORTLAND 61 - 21
DENVER 53 - 29
UTAH 40 - 42

B2

Keep Paul and trade Booz to Detroit for Rip Hamilton. Thats a pretty strong starting lineup of Williams, Hamilton, Kirilenko (possible), Millsap and Memo. Bench strength would be a problem, but it is going to be anyways.

Anonymous

I don"t think he"s worth that much!!!! He hasn"t proven he can play starter minutes for a whole season yet. All he did was in a back up situtation for how many games??? And remember he also got hurt and tired.

you would think

that derron saying he is worth that much would be enough for jazz fans

tjrose

IMHO...no, Millsap does not deserve that big of a contract and while I understand his teammates happiness for him, it shows their nearsightedness (if they want an NBA title) and lack of concern for the people paying their salary.

Millsap has not proven he can be a starter in the NBA. Yes, he was successful filling in for Boozer for a third of a season. Was he able to stay healthy during that time? Was he able to stay out of foul trouble in order to stay on the court? Did he prove that he can play D against bigger opponents for an entire season while getting starters minutes? ----NO to all questions

I say he still has a lot to prove and doesn't deserve 8-10 million/yr he can answer yes to those questions. I would contend that Millsap, making that amount of money, cannot be on a championship team as a starter unless many other players on the team are under paid. Good luck to whatever team pays him that much.

Anonymous

get rid of boozer, he hasn't done the Jazz any good and just wants more and more. The Jazz would be stupid to keep him sitting on the benches, since he'll probably have a bruised thigh and be out half the season anyway!! Milsap has always shown he can play, unlike Boozer where he has been a huge let down since the first day with Utah!!!

Mike

Millsap's contract is actually for 6-7 million for 4 years with a 5 million signing bonus. If you average out the signing bonus, his contract is between 7 and 8 million every year. That is not being overpaid at all. And with Williams saying he thinks Paul is worth the money and wants him back, that pretty much guarantees he's back. The same thing happened with CJ.

Tough


None of these players are really "worth" it. If you have to pay it though I guess millsap is probably one you would want to blow the money on.

I am not convinced he is capable of being a starting PF so I suspect AK and he will rotate minutes so their bodies hold up and do not break down as if they played full minutes.

As long as they trade boozer before the deadline they can avoid most of the luxury tax bill anyways. I am not sure they can let Millsap walk now and boozer at the end of the season for absolutely nothing in return. If you sign him at least you can trade and get something in return.

Westg323

It's the reality, but NBA players are immensely overpaid.However, Millsap is a hardworking steady player who is a huge asset to the Jazz. I doubt the Jazz would be able to replace him anytime soon.

dsf

We should somehow trade boozer and Ak and resign millsap

DWill does not run this team

nor pay the bills. DWill is over paid and he is replaceable.

In this economy none of the current Jazz players are under paid with maybe the exception of Brewer. They all can be replaced with better cheaper players and should be.

DWill gets a lot of press for being a top 5 PG but he could be replaced. There are PGs out there who would do well enough if DWills extra money went to a great PF or SG.

It is a system. The system is greater than the parts. If a part is to expensive it should be replaced.

The players are all for any of them getting more money as long as it does not cut back on their money.

However, if 4 players hog all the money then the Jazz can't get enough quality role players. They are not aggressive drafters like POR. They develop young players slowly. They over pay the vets.

They will never win with that approach.

DWill, Boozer, Millsap, Okur are all replaceable. It is a lot easier to do that over the next 2 years.

Millsap is not capable of leading this team to a championship.

Make the Call

This is an easy decision. Match the offer, TODAY!

Then, trade Boozer for Thomas and an expiring contract to make the numbers match. This really is a simple game...

doc

I am pleased that Millsap received a nice contract, but the Jazz shouldn't damage the franchise to sign a player who would cost them dearly in penalties even a player as valuable as Millsap.

And remember, the Jazz still have New York's #1 pick next year and could possible sign a premium player out of the class of 2010 free agents, maybe the best class of free agents ever.

The Jazz might have to bite the bullet for one year, but it could be just dandy again in 2010.

Anonymous

i told you guys (utah jazz front office) if you don't trade Boozer immediately then you will lose Millsap, poor you

Anonymous

Well, Billionaire Allen at Portland knows something about investing in good loyal and hard working people. The Miller family apparently don't.

Well

Billionaire owner, Allen knows something about investing in good, loyal, and hardworking people and how to make them happy. Apparently the Miller family don't.

look for

boozer to end up at portland . had to pay millsap exatly what they did to make numbers match. all said and done preety cheap. 6.2 mil a year. 5.6 mil bonus for playing for nothing last 3 years. cheap

Dave

What is sad is that Millsap's reps genuinely don't seem to understand what a favor the Jazz did for Paul by announcing that re-signing him was their top priority AND then asking him to shop around. PM's people seem to think that was a dis somehow. What it did was leave the Jazz brass vulnerable to a power play just like Portland laid on them. Portland is essentially pressuring the Jazz to include Portland in a 3-way trade favorable to Portland, since they are one of the few teams with the cap space the Jazz need from a Boozer trade. Smart move on Portland's part - unless the Jazz pass on the match. Then Portland is stuck with a very expensive backup. But they're not worried, because the Jazz would be even worse off if they don't match, needing a PF to replace Boozer. What the Jazz could do is admit their mistake, keep Boozer for this year, let him play his butt off during his contract year, and then bid for Bosh next year in the FA market (trading AK for more cap space).

Paul Millsap is not a back up

What people do not realize is most free agents do not want to play here or live here. The Jazz have to take this into consideration. We will not get d-wayde or lebron, or lamar. They will not come here. The only way the jazz will win is by drafting and developing players like millsap.

Also the argument that Millsap is a backup is dumb. Who was Malones back up? Antoine Carr? Millsap is a much better player than Carr and will be a bargain at that contract price as a starter because the jazz will either trade or not resign boozer.

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