Backup power forward Paul Millsap will wear a cast for two weeks after undergoing what the Jazz on Friday deemed to be "successful" surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb.
Millsap will be re-evaluated in two weeks so that treatment for the following four weeks can be determined, but the Jazz said in a statement that the thumb "is expected to be fully healed six weeks from now."
If that is the case, Millsap could be ready to play should the Jazz coaching staff want him to do so in July's annual Rocky Mountain Revue summer league.
Millsap was injured May 16, during the Jazz's season-ending Game 6 playoff loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in their NBA Western Conference semifinal series.
Dr. Steven Huish performed the surgery on Millsap, who has not missed a regular-season or postseason game during his two seasons with the Jazz.
The 2006 second-round draft choice from Louisiana Tech averaged 8.1 points and 5.6 rebounds in 20.8 minutes per game during the 2007-08 regular season.
DOING DISNEY: Jazz front-office staff, including general manager Kevin O'Connor and player personnel vice president Walt Perrin, will spend Tuesday through Friday at the NBA's annual pre-draft camp in Orlando.
About 75 top prospects will undergo physical exams and/or play in front of scouts for teams from throughout the league at the invitation-only camp.
The Jazz pick 23rd overall in the June 26 NBA Draft.
ALUMNI UPDATE: Former Jazz center and BYU product Rafael Araujo was named this week to Brazil's 14-man preliminary roster for FIBA's upcoming Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
Twelve Brazilian players will be selected for the qualifying tourney in Greece, where Araujo's home country will contend for one of three spots still open for this August's Summer Games in China.
Araujo played for the Jazz in the 2006-07 NBA season, and spent this past season in Russia.
Jazz small forward Andrei Kirilenko will play for his native Russia in the Olympic tourney, and Jazz point guard Deron Williams and power forward Carlos Boozer will vie for spots with USA Basketball's Olympic team during a mini-camp scheduled for June 27-29 in Las Vegas.
COACHING CAROUSEL: Jazz assistant coach Tyrone Corbin and part-time assistant Jeff Hornacek, both former Jazz players, are done with their head coaching job interviews for the week.
According to various reports out of Arizona and Illinois, Corbin interviewed Wednesday in Chicago, Hornacek interviewed Thursday in Phoenix, and the two were scheduled to swap locales Friday.
Both played in Phoenix, and both have ties to Chicago as well, as Corbin played at Chicago's DePaul University and Hornacek was raised in the Chicago area.The Suns reportedly discussed both their head coach and assistant coach opportunities with Hornacek.
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