With the NBA draft just three days away, many NBA teams are looking to unload players in order to move their team in a different direction. One of those teams that may be willing to shed some players is the Utah Jazz, Yahoo's Mark J. Miller reports.
ESPN reports that the Utah Jazz is "looking for deals" and open to trading power forward Paul Millsap(notes), who averaged 17.3 points and 7.6 rebounds per game last season, or point guard Devin Harris(notes), who averaged 15.2 points and 7.1 assists per game last year.
Observing that the San Antonio Spurs are relatively thin in the front line, Tim Duncan and Tiago Splitter could use someone of Millsap's production to help of the paint. Millsap isn't regarded as a great defensive post player, because he is only 6'8. He is an undersized big man, like DeJuan Blair, that has learned to score consistently in the NBA.
Although Millsap may be undersized, he still got it done on the court for Utah. Last season Milsap averaged 17.3 points, 7.6 rebounds, and shot 53% from the field.
Millsap is set to make 16.7 million over the next two seasons and the Spurs don't necessarily have a contract to match a deal for him. However, Richard Jefferson would be the closest contract but the Jazz would have to include one more player on their side to swing the deal. The Spurs would also need to send a cash amount to make the deal happen.
Please. No more undersized big men. This team needs to begin investing in players that have size and length for their positions, as opposed to those who are undersized.
i dont see milsap being any being any better then blair except he has had a little time to mature in the league. now if they wanted to part ways with al jeff that would be a different story. not interested other wise.
i like Millsap, but if we got him, it would most likely be guaranteed that Blair would be out of the team since we would have two undersize big men, and i still like Blair and i wanna see if he can rebound from this past season. plus, i'm not sure who would take the starting SF spot if we traded Jefferson.