Tony Jones: Paul Millsap met with the Orlando Magic last night, NBA source tells The Salt Lake Tribune. Interest is high between the two sides
Chris Broussard: Sources: @Paul Millsap met w/Orlando last night, was offered Mac 4 yr, $80 million deal. Millsap will decide Btwn ATL & Orl.
There is some interest within the organization in forward Paul Millsap, who is still generally classified in that second tier despite making two consecutive All-Star teams with the Hawks. Ultimately, though, the Celtics will not truly know where they stand with potential targets until courtships ramp up this week.
Millsap has a good relationship with Jazz coach Quin Snyder, and credits him with a great deal of his development in year 1 of his Atlanta tenure. Snyder was an assistant with Atlanta at that time. Snyder helped Millsap with "Pick & roll situations, screen in the proper place, rescreens in proper place." He also felt that Atlanta's offense "suited [him] better" than the Jazz's did under Ty Corbin.
Maybe Paul Millsap's time in a Jazz uniform hasn't come to an end. Spencer Checketts, son of former Jazz president Dave Checketts and radio show host for team-owned radio station 1280 AM The Zone, reported on Twitter on Friday that the Jazz "will actively pursue" the former Jazzman in free agency. Spencer Checketts: Just caught wind that the Jazz will actively pursue Hawks UFA PF Paul Millsap this off-season.
January 25, 2021 | 6:43 pm EST Update
Law Murray: Beverley will be given time to rest his knee and will be evaluated afterwards, per source. He has not been formally ruled out for the entire road trip, but he is not with the team either.
Law Murray: Marcus Morris Sr., who missed Sunday’s win vs Thunder due to illness, is not on the injury report. Clippers will have 11 players officially, not including two-ways Amir Coffey and Jay Scrubb.
Ira Winderman: Nets coach Steve Nash, on former Heat guard Tyler Johnson, “Yeah, I mean, I have every trust and confidence in Tyler playing. We’re just so loaded on the perimeter. We have so many guys. There’s only so many minutes to go around. So, that’s a tough one.”
Malika Andrews: Kyrie Irving pays homage to the late Kobe Bryant before the Nets game against the Miami Heat. The one-year anniversary of Bryant’s death is tomorrow. (Photo via @Brooklyn Nets)