HoopsHype Paul Millsap rumors

February 14, 2013 Updates

Ric Bucher: Update on the Utah Jazz trade front: While I noted several days ago that Paul Millsap appeared to be the likelier Jazz big man to be dealt before the February trade deadline, an opposing team executive said there is more league-wide interest in Al Jefferson. It is not a lock that either of them is moved before the trade deadline, but there's also no guarantee that only one of them is moved; the exec said it's very conceivable that both could wind up in a different uniform by next season. Sulia

Millsap, who scored a team-best 21 points Wednesday as the Jazz outlasted Minnesota 97-93, said he has heard "nothing at all" about New York Daily News reports that the Nets are focused on acquiring him through a trade for forward Kris Humphries. "I don't know what's going to happen in the future," Millsap said. "I can't determine that. I'm just going to try and continue to win games and see what happens." Deseret News

February 12, 2013 Updates

Still, the Nets are focusing on Utah's Paul Millsap or another power forward to add by the trading deadline. The Nets and Jazz have been trading partners in the past, highlighted by the Nets' bold move to get Williams at the 2011 mid-season deadline. But King also insists he hasn't given up on this group. New York Daily News

February 11, 2013 Updates

Ric Bucher: Latest word on Utah Jazz and who they'll keep vs. deal between Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap: Jefferson is the likeliest to stay right now, according to several opposing team executives. Consensus is the Jazz can't afford to keep both with Gordon Hayward soon to be eligible for an extension and the belief that Hayward is in the team's long-term plans. Sulia

February 2, 2013 Updates

I will say, though, that there's been more chatter recently to back the notion that Jefferson is staying put for the rest of the season. Which is another way of saying that the Jazz, based on the latest forecasts on the personnel grapevine, intend to either trade Millsap or stand pat until the offseason. ESPN.com

January 31, 2013 Updates

Millsap laughed after @MoWilliams claimed the Jazz power forward would soon be the team's leading tweeter. "I still don't know how it works," Millsap said. "I've got to figure it out. I can't be the king if I don’t know." There are two things about Twitter that the Jazz do know. Williams shared Fact 1 about Millsap: "No, no, no, no, no. He is not going to the School of @Enes_Kanter Twitter. No way." Deseret News

Millsap laughed when asked if he was going to get Big Al to do Twitter. "Some people just ain't going to do it," Millsap said. "He's one of them guys." One locker over, Jefferson quickly interrupted the conversation to back that up. "I can' t spell that good," he said, laughing. Deseret News

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But virtually every GM in the league believes the Jazz are moving one of their two big men -- either Jefferson or Paul Millsap. Because Millsap is a favorite of the team, Jefferson could be the odd man out. ESPN.com

January 12, 2013 Updates

In recent days, I've heard Millsap billed as "more of a Jazz guy," given his lower salary range compared to Jefferson's, but this much is clear while you debate that claim: Utah's need for a point guard has only grown thanks to the recent thumb injury sustained by Mo Williams. ESPN.com

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