Utah Jazz: Paul Millsap proving he's worth his keep

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  • Jazzsmack Holladay, UT
    Nov. 13, 2010 4:44 p.m.

    The fact is

    Milsap like ALL thr other past Jazz PFs benefits GREATLY from sloan system, a system that gets the PF many many touches.

    THe jazz have NEVER won a chamionship because sloan's system relies too much on th WRONG positions namely the PG and the PF,

    Chmapionship Teams have CLEALRY relied more on the SG, SF, and C positions,


    Kobe, ariza gasol,
    kove artest gasol,
    kobe shaq,
    magic kareem,


    peirce allen
    ainge bird parrish


    prince, rip, wallace,
    lambier, dumas


    drexler, hakeem,


    pippen jordon

    san antonio
    manu, duncan


    wade, shaq

    and so it gos,

    as gosthsoe psition so goes the team,

    the jazz have NEVER develop nor had great players in the SG, SF and C positions

    the closest they have came was a broken down hornacek.

    and the jazz have NEVER won a championship.

    it nice Milsap is do som uch wiht al his toucheds,

    but fact maust come from behind all time will carch up wiht them,

    and we are all beginnning to see why minnesota gave up jefferson for koufos!,
    talented but inconsistant, lazy at learning the offense.

    slaon continues to play players OUT of position: CJ_AK_jefferson,

  • The Rocker Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 12, 2010 7:10 p.m.

    @netmaster. Nice insight dude! I totally agree.
    I know NBA players get paid too much money but I feel guilt that Milsaps salary is not higher concidering what Boozers contract was and what AK47s is. O'Conner was right about Milsap. But man does O'Conner have a lousey track record on traft picks and contracts. Milsap is a bargain but Boozer,Ak47,and a few others have been headaches. Milsap deserves more.

  • chiefbrady Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 12, 2010 11:00 a.m.

    Watching the Jazz is fun again!!!

    Milsap brings what Boozer never could - HEART!!!

    No nonsense and not braggadocios!!! I love the JAZZ.

    Please Miller family, bring in more talent with a similar attitude. I wouldn't care if we lost every game as long as they had the work ethic, heart, and effort that MILSAP brings.

    GO JAZZ!!!

  • Jazz-Nation Lehi, UT
    Nov. 12, 2010 10:39 a.m.

    Pual can Ball!!!

  • Jazz-Nation Lehi, UT
    Nov. 12, 2010 10:32 a.m.

    D-Will and Milsap have carried this team this year.Since this article is talking about money and bargains, D-Will should get AK's contract and Milsap should get D-Will's contract and AK should get Milsap's contract!

  • S!X Riverdale, Utah
    Nov. 12, 2010 10:30 a.m.

    If he keeps this up the front office should give him a Christmas bonus.

  • aljmac Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 12, 2010 10:06 a.m.

    Millsap is just the kind of player that Jazz fans love. He has that "it" that Boozer - for all his talents - never had.

    I'm not sure if it's just humility or hard work or both, additionally with a sense of pride wearing the Jazz jersey not as a mercenary but a member of the team and organization, Jazz fans can't help but love this guy.

    Best of luck to Paul - a REAL Jazz man.

  • GoodGuyGary Houston, TX
    Nov. 12, 2010 9:58 a.m.

    Does anyone know the most point Boozer's get in a game as a Jazz player?

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    Nov. 12, 2010 9:40 a.m.

    The secret to Millsap's success is he adds new things to his game each year. Same with Dwill and CJ. Fes needs to start doing the same.

    Now the problem with Millsap is:

    When his contract is up, he will demand $15M on the open market.

    He or Dwill will end up leaving in a few years.

    If we could get rid of AK's contract and sign a couple of subs that can play, the Jazz will be really really good next year. They don't have the horses off the bench to beat the Lakers in 7.

  • netmaster Farmington, UT
    Nov. 12, 2010 9:18 a.m.

    After the 2006 draft I was listening to a Larry Miller interview as I was parked outside a workout center. Miller was predicting that Millsap soon would be considered the steal of the draft. The interview was so interesting and Miller was so frank that I couldn't stop listening, which really cut into my workout by the time I finally turned off the radio. Oh, how right LM was. As it turns out, there were two real steals in that draft -- Millsap at 47 and Rajon Rondo at 21. If the 2006 draft were held today, those two might go 1 and 2, followed by Roy, Gay, Aldridge and Tyrus Thomas, who were all drafted among the top eight anyway. Most other first-rounders already have faded into oblivion and all but maybe four second-rounders. Other mild steals were Shannon Brown (25) and Jordan Farmar (26). So who was the real steal of the draft? Millsap -- because every other team in the draft could have had him. Twelve teams passed him twice, including Utah in a way with Brewer in the first round and Dee Brown, just one pick before Millsap. Four teams passed him three times.

  • Ogdenite Lincoln, NE
    Nov. 12, 2010 8:41 a.m.

    Well heck, I just love it when writers use words like "dang" in their stories, gosh darn it. This was one heck of a story, a dang good read, a darn good article. Paul Millsap is a heck of a player, a darn good rebounder, and a dang good guy to boot. Golly, the Jazz are a dang good team. Gosh, I just love watching them play and shoot that darn ball into the dang hoop. It's so dang entertaining. I'd like to stop, but I have to hammer home my dang point that words like "dang" only exist in Utah, and using them in any serious newspaper immediately undermines credibility. So, gosh darn it, I hope you guys publish this comment, dang it. People, especially Jody and Randy Hollis need to see this, dang it.

  • JFFR Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 12, 2010 8:31 a.m.

    @Live Hard- do you ever watch Jazz games? Millsap is there evey night busting his tail off.

    It's fun to see him succeed. You gotta love a guy like Millsap.

  • That's A Good One Meridian, ID
    Nov. 12, 2010 7:48 a.m.

    Carlos who???

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    Nov. 12, 2010 5:49 a.m.

    Milsap has always been fun to watch as a rebounder and close-in scorer. He is deft enough and powerful enough to score underneath against opponents taller than him, which makes him especially valuable to the Jazz. When Fes finally gets his 25-30 minutes a game, the two will make one of the best NBA rebounding, shot blocking duos. Saw the video of him swishing 3s in practice. His motion was close to effortless. Go Paul, love your determination to succeed...you are fun to watch, man.

  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    Nov. 12, 2010 3:48 a.m.

    Good attitude, great work ethic, superb teammate and always says the right things.

    You're worth every penny Paul! The Jazz have a real bargain at Power Forward.

    Makes me forget ...

    Now what was that other guy's name?

  • forgetyourself Layton, UT
    Nov. 12, 2010 2:44 a.m.

    I think one of my favorite plays Paul has did was when he Stuffed Shaq. I never have seen any one stuff Shaq that hard before and realized he is amazing on both ends of the court. I loved seeing him show up Boozer when he got hurt and proved that he was all around better than him.
    He has a love of the game and humility that makes him a true star. I hope that he continues to help inspire his team to do better.

  • jazz_man Fajardo, PR
    Nov. 12, 2010 1:22 a.m.

    KOC was right all along.