Utah Jazz: Friday could be Paul Millsap's last home hurrah in a Jazz uniform

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  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    April 14, 2013 10:47 p.m.

    @louisiana Jazz man

    the only guy that i could think of...that would produce given the minutes...would be Kanter...but he took an arrow to the knee...they may not be all-stars yet...but i think they can be...they do have potential...and it is up to them to work on it...i think they should ask the old guys some tips...im sure they are open to give these young guys advice...Karl Malone?...Charles Barkley?...Hakeem Olajuwon?

  • Striker Omaha, NE
    April 12, 2013 11:28 a.m.

    I feel bad for Jefferson. I remember how so excited he was to leave losing Minnesota and come play for Sloan and play with Williams. Then that all blew up and the team just is very average when they could have been pretty good. I hope they win their next 3 games and get in the playoffs so they at least get to play with the team a bit more.

  • coleman51 Orem, UT
    April 12, 2013 10:47 a.m.

    I think they should let both Jefferson and Millsap go. Jefferson cannot defend and when teams clog up the middle, he cannot score. The management needs to give themselves some cap space so they can get involved in the draft for both this year and next. Our young players need good, young, athletic players surrounding them that can defend. Otherwise, we will continue in the same rut with no movement in the playoff picture.

  • louisiana jazz man Dubach, LA
    April 12, 2013 9:20 a.m.

    with millsap and al or millsap or al gone they will not be as good as they are now. kanter and favors will not be allstars. favors is a good defender not a great one. kanter is a banger for now. when his knees and shoulders get injured that will cnange. favors will not score like al might be about the same as millsap but won't pull the def out like millsap. favors and millsap play togrther better tha favors and al probly because he plays center with millsap and they run better. don't think favors and kanter will make up for al's points . if they get someone that can do what al and millsap do it will cost the same as al and millsap . millsap will probly get a offer of 10 mil al 15 mil. i think they will have to keep one or totaly suck next year. it is also the reason why they are not coming with effert every nighr it was all on the news they were trying to trade them they have no contract past this year if they got hurt with no contract ?? i know my main focus not getting hurt

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    April 12, 2013 9:06 a.m.

    Even though Stan (the Man) Musial died recently, he has been "dead" for quite a while. He worked for the brewery and Anheuser-Busch and specifically Augie Busch, of German brewmaster descent. Everyone applauds as I, the work ethic of MSap. He made great things out of almost nothing. However, the likes of Malone and Stockton, who walked the same walk as Stanislaw Franciszek Musial will likely never be seen again. The "used car empire" of the Millers is similar to the "Bud kingship" of the Busch family. Bud is now Brazilian with Belgian management. As much as I admire the "hustle" of Paul Milsap, I have to remark that he does not have the value of a "brain surgeon" and his value in the "life of the village" has to be seen within that context.

  • Sneaky Jimmy Bay Area, CA
    April 12, 2013 8:51 a.m.

    Milsap is done with Utah. With him well. The Jazz are also done. Favors is ok, about on par with Ibaka, but they have no one else that is all star potential. They are going to struggle to make the playoffs for the foreseeable future. The home court crowd helps a lot and has maybe blinded management to how bad the team really is.

  • mdp Bountiful, utah
    April 12, 2013 7:50 a.m.

    Love Milsap, but he is undersized for a 4 and slow for a 3 where he would fit best. The best future lineup.. Kanter/Favors at center for defense and Jefferson at Power Forward for scoring.

  • genkidaiyo DUNCAN, SC
    April 12, 2013 5:50 a.m.

    Hey, the Jazz could always give Ostertag a call. I hear he is free and will probably play for $35000 a year.

  • genkidaiyo DUNCAN, SC
    April 12, 2013 5:51 a.m.

    I think Stanfunky nailed it. Both Miami and Boston need Milsap but the Celtics need him just a little bit more! Thanks for your time as a Jazzman Paul but the grass is Celtic green in Boston. Bostonians, Milsap is coming, the Paul Milsap is coming!!

  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    April 11, 2013 11:27 p.m.

    No matter what happens, Paul Millsap is a classy player in a league that needs more like him.

    It looks like there's a real high probability that the Jazz will lose both Millsap and Jefferson. Other teams are going to offer them a lot more than the Jazz are willing to spend.

    The Jazz will not repeat the mistake they made with Kirilenko (overspending) and risk losing Kanter or Favors when their contracts expire.

    Goodbye Paul and Al, we will miss you.

  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    April 11, 2013 11:16 p.m.


    These sports articles are posted for the next day's edition of the Deseret News. They usually appear around 7:30 p.m., but for some reason this one was posted even earlier than normal.

  • Kyle loves BYU/Jazz Provo, UT
    April 11, 2013 8:15 p.m.

    Let Jefferson go and keep Millsap if he can be had for around the same salary. Rotate Favors, Kanter and Millsap in that order. Spend the money saved on getting a real PG. Oh and try and keep Foye around.

  • stanfunky Salt Lake City, UT
    April 11, 2013 8:13 p.m.

    Millsap is what he is...great guy, good player, amazing for the team and community. But he likely will never be an All-Star or a 20-10 guy. However, placed next to a star player he would be the perfect compliment - so let's hope Miami or Boston don't pick him up.

  • Americanvet Ivins, UT
    April 11, 2013 5:24 p.m.

    I like Millsap. I think he is both a good player and a good guy. I think he can be a starter for an average team or a good back up for a good team. There is the quandary though. If Utah wants to become a good team I don't think it can happen with Millsap and Jefferson as the main cogs in the wheel. Especially when they will both be demanding bigger salaries next year. It is time to swing the tide over to the Favors, Kanter front line and see where that leads us. Paul Millsap, good player, good guy, good-bye.

  • Striker Omaha, NE
    April 11, 2013 5:08 p.m.

    Uhh.... pretty sure this game is tomorrow (Friday).