HoopsHype Paul Millsap rumors


July 1, 2013 Updates
June 30, 2013 Updates
June 17, 2013 Updates
May 31, 2013 Updates
May 3, 2013 Updates

Talking to an NBA front office guy today and he said he thought the market for Millsap might be somewhere around 3 year 21 million deal. The Jazz offered 3 year 24 million dollar deal in the off-season to Millsap that Paul turned down. In this person's mind that is where the rub sits for the Jazz. Would Millsap accept a deal with the Jazz lower than what they offered him in the off-season. This person said no way. He thought Millsap would be willing to take 3-21 from another team but not take it from the Jazz since he was once offered more. Sulia

April 19, 2013 Updates
April 12, 2013 Updates

Utah finishes its regular season in Minnesota and Memphis, so Friday's game against the Timberwolves could possibly be the free-agent-to-be's home finale after a seven-year stint in Salt Lake City. The longest-tenured Jazz player clearly didn't want to think about that fact, somewhat brushing off a question about whether he'd have extra emotions going into what could be his last home hurrah in a No. 24 Jazz jersey. "I don't approach it differently than any other game, especially in these past few weeks," Millsap said. "The main focus, the main goal, is to win." Deseret News

It's obvious, though, that Utah has become a second home to him since he followed Karl Malone's path from Ruston, La., to the Beehive State. "I don't have enough time to really talk about it. It's been a long road — a long, long, long time being here. Seen a lot. Done a lot," Millsap said. "(I've) met some great people and everybody that I've met (here) has been a part of my growth, has been part of me getting better as a person, as a basketball player. "I owe a lot to this community," Millsap added. "I owe a lot to this organization." Deseret News

March 23, 2013 Updates

Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson headline a large group of Jazz players who will be unrestricted once the season ends, and Corbin said factors such as wanting to produce bigger numbers and not getting hurt could impact individuals’ performances at this point in the year. "All that stuff could come into play," Corbin said. "I’ve been a free agent before. You’ve got a lot of things that come into play now." Salt Lake Tribune

March 20, 2013 Updates
March 16, 2013 Updates

Meanwhile, the Jazz are expected to sign and keep either Al Jefferson or Paul Millsap (both unrestricted), but not both. Like the Hawks, the Jazz are more likely to get involved in a sign-and-trade then just let either player walk away for nothing. FOXSports Ohio

March 12, 2013 Updates

Utah wants a point guard. If the Jazz are going to take a poisonous salary attached to something they really want, that prize is going to be a lead ball handler. Had they found one, perhaps they'd have done something. But they didn't. The Millsap–for–Eric Bledsoe talks never got serious, per three sources close to the (non-)talks, and the trade market wasn't teeming with quality point guards beyond Bledsoe — especially since Utah can wait to spend in the offseason. Grantland

The Jazz probably weren't aggressive enough shopping Jefferson and (especially) Millsap ahead of last spring's draft, when multiple league sources insist they could have easily snagged a high first-round pick in that draft for Millsap. But it's unclear if that pick would have brought an unwanted contract along with it, and given the intriguing play of Andre Drummond and Terrence Ross, it's easy to forget that most league executives weren't very excited about picks outside the top six or seven guys. Grantland

March 9, 2013 Updates
February 21, 2013 Updates
February 20, 2013 Updates

Any rumor missing? E-mail us at   hoopshype@hoopshype.com.