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Published: Wednesday, Feb. 13 2013 10:15 p.m. MST

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79Ute
Orange County, CA

A stalwart player and teammate for a slug? Keep Paul!

xert
Santa Monica, CA

Don't let him get away! The Jazz have 4 big men who are the cornerstones of their future success. Don't lose any of them! As these 4 (Jefferson, Kanter, Millsap and Favors) grow and mature together, role players will become stunning role players along side of them (think Burks, Hayward, Carrol) and a great point guard will emerge. My meaning is that Tony Parker didn't create Tim Duncan. Rojan Rondo didn't creat Kevin Garnett. Good pg's become great pg's by having towering monsters to create down low. All four of our bigs are seeing a lot of playing time and are being depended on to deliver--and they are doing so. Keep them (and about three to five more off of this team, if possible) and the Jazz will just keep getting better. These two (Jefferson and Milsap) are claiming ownership of this squad. Let them!

Pipes
Salt Lake City, UT

Why would the Jazz even consider bringing back Kris Humphries? We don't need a drama queen of that caliber!
Millsap is old school and works hard. Keep him!!!!!!!

Elcapitan
Ivins, UT

Why Humpheries? We let him go. Millsap loves the Jazz and plays hard for us. We have trained him and he is an integral part of our team who gives his best. Look at his effort last night.

EJB
BLANDING, UT

Millsap seems to be working harder every game. Who could ask for anything more? He is a good foundation, and knows enough to help the "kids" along.

rvalens2
Burley, ID

It will take a lot more than Humphries to pry Millsap away from the Jazz.

Although I believe it's quite likely the Jazz will lose Millsap or Jefferson to free agency (and possibly both), the Jazz aren't going to trade them unless the deal brings them what they need.

1. A rock solid point guard.
2. A serviceable backup for Kanter and Favors.
3. Lottery picks and/or a combination of the above.

I would love to keep Millsap and Jefferson with the team, but the Jazz won't be able to afford to keep them both, at least not without one or both accepting offers way below their market value.

Kakashi
Tokyo, Japan

@xert

i dont think you want Big Al as a cornerstone for a franchise...if he is a franchise player...why was he traded twice?...he is already a vet...and he has been having problems on D...since the first day he set foot in the NBA...they are not cornerstones...you're practically wasting the potential of Favors and Kanter...actually...they are already wasting it...they should have been given decent minutes from the start...i like paul millsap...but to me...he is like Carl Landry...a reliable efficient 6th man...not big enough to start...but talented enough to be an anchor for the second unit...it is what it is... i say...trade big Al...

fortydam
OREM, UT

Jefferson is way too expensive to keep and there is more league interest in him right now, so the Jazz need to move him while they can get something in return. Millsap will require a bigger payday this summer, but I think he can be had for less than a long term AK like contract that AJ will want. Millsap is undersized, but his ability to play the three makes him more valuable to this team. The only issue I see is that he might need to slide to the bench and let Kanter and Favors start. If they could get a point guard and a backup big man, and a draft pick for AJ they should do it.

millsapfan
Provo, UT

Dennis needs to find a way to keep Millsap. His locker room presence alone will be extremely valuable in the years to come. Even though he's not as big as the other three, he has heart, plays hard & gives it his all every night he sets foot on that court. Millsap is blue collar and us Jazz fans appreciate that and we need blue collar players on our squad.

I agree with several others, Big Al is worth quite a bit right now (he's been tearing it up lately) and I hear that Brandon Jennings isn't too happy right now and wants out...hmmm...

louisiana jazz man
Dubach, LA

what ever they do they still need 4 bigs. so you what trade millsap for one that is worse and get better?. it is kind of a no brainer to me before you trade millsap you get rid of the weakest link who starts every game and does nothing marvin. if they move millsap to the 3 no doubt things will pick up. they say he has a hard time defending some of the smaller ,quicker 3's. have you watched marvin? not preety. from what i have been watching it would be a major upgrade at the 3. get rid of marvin's 8 mill a year problem solved. also if millsap was having a problem bring in carrol

Kakashi
Tokyo, Japan

@millsapfan

i wont touch jennings...he's like a young mo williams...shoot first...pass later...he throws a lot of bad shots...if they would move Big Al...it would need two teams...probably the Suns and the Bulls...We get Jimmy Butler Gortat Kendal Marshall and the Suns' unprotected first round picks next year and the year after and Bull's second round pick...we give AJ to Suns and Raja + Marvin Williams to the Bulls...Jimmy Butler would be an addition to our young core...completing the starting 5...if they do intend to use burks as a PG...Burks doesnt have to solely have the role of playmaking guard...since we have Hayward both guards can be the main playmakers if it doesnt pan out burks can come off the bench while marshall starts...i think jimmy butler can make his own shot...and i believe...Millsap is at his best when he is off the bench...he is more like carl landry every time i see both players play...if we have a chance to get greivis vasquez...i'd take it in a heartbeat...i'll have Burks be the 6th man...

Kakashi
Tokyo, Japan

I just read a rumor...that the Jazz and Clippers are talking about a potential deal that involves Eric Bledsoe and Paul Millsap...what do you guys think about that trade?...

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