Utah Jazz: Why Paul Millsap Should Be the One Leaving Salt Lake

November 27th, 2012 by Lewis Hughes Leave a reply »
The Utah Jazz have a problem on their hands regarding their frontcourt that most coaches would envy: An abundance of talented big men who all deserve their share of starting minutes.

The incumbent starters, Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson, are both free agents at the end of the season and perhaps more importantly, are blocking the way of the two men behind them on the Jazz's depth chart—Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter.

Favors and Kanter are both former No. 3 overall picks who have shown a considerable amount of potential since entering the league. 

The current situation has led to the almost foregone conclusion that Utah's general manager Dennis Lindsey will trade one of if not both his free-agents-to-be to make way for the younger players at the forward spot.

In my opinion, if Lindsey is to make a trade, Paul Millsap should be the one leaving Salt Lake City.

Since entering the league as a second-round pick in the 2006 draft, Millsap, with career averages of 12.1 points and 7.1 rebounds, has been a solid, productive player for Utah with whom he's spent his entire career at the power forward position. ...

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