Utah Jazz: Paul Millsap still overlooked, but he keeps working anyway

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  • Captain Kanab, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 8:48 p.m.

    How the heck do they put Jefferson on the ballot and not Millsap. Jefferson is junk this year not only defensivly but offensivly too. Before Jefferson is an all star he needs to learn how to rebound and drive to the rack!!! Might as well throw Fes on the ballot at least he knows how to use a lay up. Okur?! where the heck did that come from? He hasnt played all season. Same with Andrew Bynum. Why dont they throw Greg Oden on there too.

  • The Rocker Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 6:26 p.m.

    Does not matter. Milsap is da man! We will give Milsap the love here in Utah he deserves. Milsap is a class act and plays the way that makes us fans. The All-Star game is not even that fun to watch anyway. I always skip it. Milsap has been my favorite Jazz player since he was a rookie. Humble and great person as well as player. He is a fan favorite and I will root loudest when he does well.

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    Nov. 18, 2010 2:27 p.m.

    In the end this is a great thing for the Jazz. Millsap will even work harder to prove himself.

    Second, Millsap would not be voted in by the fans anyways. So is only way of getting in is the coaches and you don't need to be on the ballot to get voted by the coaches.

  • TheHailstorm South Weber, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 1:34 p.m.

    Good for Paul. I was such a happy boy when they drafted him. Though I knew about him to get the rebounding king of the NCAA for three years in a row is huge. It's not that the other coaches weren't hollering.. " box him out" !
    If he could just teach jumping and being ruthless on the boards to Al Jefferson the two could rule on rebounds.
    Big Al seems a little flat footed and seems to rely on his height and wingspan to rebound. I would venture a guess that five extra rebounds a game, especially on the offensive end, is possible if others would jump and contend like Millsap and Ronnie Price. They seem to just get things done in the air they share with Jefferson.

  • ed Los Olivos, CA
    Nov. 18, 2010 1:25 p.m.

    he should be co-captain of the team.

  • Real Bass Idaho Falls, ID
    Nov. 18, 2010 12:51 p.m.

    Is there a place for write-ins on the ballot? Let's do what they did in Alaska!

  • Jazz-Nation Lehi, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 11:38 a.m.

    Milsap and Williams have been the only players on the Jazz worthy of being on the ALL-Star ballet.

  • MN_JazzFan Coon Rapids, MN
    Nov. 18, 2010 11:29 a.m.

    Just go ahead and give Millsap the "Most Improved Player" award right now. That would be a great testament to the work Paul has put in. Its fun to watch him compete and reminds me more of Malone than the player he replaced.

  • Iowa Jazz Fan 2 Cedar Rapids, IA
    Nov. 18, 2010 10:16 a.m.

    It must be that the criterion for putting players' names on the ballot is their past body of work, not how they are performing currently. Otherwise, Jefferson and Kirilenko have no business being on it this year, despite how well as they are playing.

    And Memo? Come on!!

    D-Will and Millsap are the only Jazz playing at All Star level so far.

  • louisiana jazz man Dubach, LA
    Nov. 18, 2010 8:10 a.m.

    big al ? kirlinko? . why would they put them and not millsap on the ballot? who decides. they must work in the office and not watch baskett ball.