Is Paul Millsap an All-Star Caliber Player?

September 17th, 2010 by Andrew Wallock Leave a reply »
When Carlos Boozer bolted for Chicago and Al Jefferson found himself traded to the Utah Jazz, the Salt Lake City fanbase breathed a sigh of relief.  The tandem of Boozer and Williams was something that was constantly compared to Stockton and Malone of old, and the thought of not having that anymore for most of us was...well...horrid.

But no worries. Once again the Jazz front office pulled off a deal that eased all of our fears, trading Kosta Koufos, some change, and a few granola bars to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Al Jefferson. We were all happy.

But we all seemed to be forgetting about one key piece of the Jazz rotation. He is a power forward that stands at 6'8" and 250 lbs. Although a bit undersized for a power forward, he hails from the same school as Jazz great Karl Malone, Louisiana Tech University. I'm talking about Paul Millsap, the Jazz's surprising 47th pick of the 2006 NBA Draft. 

Millsap's career as a Jazzman, thus far, has been spectacular. No one expected him to be the kind of player he has become, and yet it still seems that he doesn't receive the respect that he deserves, although the Jazz organization's faith ...

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