Utah Jazz: Boos for Paul Millsap? Ex-Jazzman's preparing for worst in Utah return

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  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    March 10, 2014 2:51 p.m.

    No boos for Paul. As far as NBA players w character I would say he is in the upper tier for sure.

    I would never boo this guy. He did the best he could here. The Jazz opted not to re-sign him.

    Realistically and in hindsight I think he complements Favors better that Kanter does. Paul can play outside and stretch. Kanter can depending on the matchup but not often enough. I really doubt that Kanter and Favors coexist here long term.

    I suspect Kanter gets shopped. He will be a terrific offensive player but he is a doormat defender and he is a Center and we already have Favors signed.

    Gobert needs some strength, weight, and minutes and he will be a serviceable backup to Favors.

    @No Comment.
    Lets not get carried away about how great all these former Jazz players are now. They may be putting up some stats but they are in a very weak Eastern conference and Hawks have a sorry record of 26-35. Pathetic for a veteran team. Currently only 4 more wins than the lottery-bound Jazz!! Putting up stats on bad losing teams. Save it dude.

  • sky2k1 Provo, UT
    March 10, 2014 2:42 p.m.

    I hope he doesn't get boo'd. I'm alright booing d-will and boozer. I support booing derek fisher.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    March 10, 2014 2:42 p.m.

    Booing Paul Millsap is like booing a Titanic survivor for jumping off the ship before it sunk.

  • 79Ute Orange County, CA
    March 10, 2014 12:09 p.m.

    I loved watching Paul play for the Jazz. I would give him a standing ovation for the class he displayed, the hustle he demonstrated, and the dignity he brought to the Jazz day in and day out.

  • forgetyourself Layton, UT
    March 10, 2014 12:06 p.m.

    Paul is an amazing guy. I will always follow his career and wish him the best. He is what many player should strive to be. I also agree with many of the people on here about Ty.

  • SlopJ30 St Louis, MO
    March 10, 2014 11:55 a.m.

    Paul's either just being modest, or he doesn't really get why fans boo former players. Whether D-Will deserves it or not, one can at least understand the factors in play that might lead to boos. With Millsap, none of those come into play. The only way someone would boo this guy is if (1) you boo every good opposing player, or (2) they didn't pay attention when Paul left and assumed he didn't want to come back.

    My prediction: Standing ovation. I'd be on board.

  • Pipes Salt Lake City, UT
    March 10, 2014 11:14 a.m.

    Nothing but respect for Paul Millsap! I will always wish him success. He played hard for us while he was here and gave his all night after night. He deserves nothing but cheers from the Jazz. Of course while on the free throw line we should try and distract him tonight!

  • Jazz Fan in Potsdam Potsdam, NY
    March 10, 2014 8:43 a.m.

    Why on earth would anybody boo Paul Milsap? Guy was a stud while he was here who always worked hard and never caused a problem. Plus, I honestly think he wanted to stay here, but the Jazz wanted to go in a different direction. I will be very disappointed in Jazz fans if they boo Paul Milsap. Boo Deron Williams, Boozer and especially Derek Fisher, but not Paul.

  • VeraLouise Sandy, UT
    March 10, 2014 6:48 a.m.

    Who could boo Paul? He was terrific, and I'm happy for his current success. I certainly wish we still had him here....and Junk Yard Dog as well. I suppose I get too attached to some of these players and feel such a loss when they go someplace else.

    Go Jazzboys tonight!!

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    March 9, 2014 11:33 p.m.

    Millsap deserves an applause from Jazz fans during the introduction.

  • srw Riverton, UT
    March 9, 2014 11:24 p.m.

    Don't even think of booing Paul Millsap!

  • Americanvet Ivins, UT
    March 9, 2014 10:18 p.m.

    I already argued the point when D-Will came to town how rude it is to boo these guys. Sure, maybe D-Will would have left when his contract expired but we don't know that for sure because the Jazz traded him before that happened. Milllsap was another veteran the Jazz chose not to resign. He did not choose to leave. Be decent people and quit booing former Jazz players that the Jazz chose not to resign. These are good guys that play hard for the teams that pay them their salary. That's what every player should do.

  • no comment New Orleans, LA
    March 9, 2014 10:00 p.m.

    Praise for Utah fans, and credit for his NEW coach developing his game.

    Interesting how he improves his game one he gets away from Ty.

    BTW, anyone else notice how DeMarre, Korver and maybe Big Al as well are all enjoying their best seasons?

    Amazing what a competent coach can accomplish.

  • LittleDrummerMan ,
    March 9, 2014 9:50 p.m.

    Maybe instead of booing him, Jazz fans should cheer him on just because they love him. Shock him with that reaction instead. That would be great to see!