Reportedly Paul Millsap is going to be expecting a 4 year, 40 million dollar deal from the Jazz if they want him to return, same amount that Gerald Wallace (Gerald Wallace and 40 million should not be in the same sentence) reportedly made with DA Brooklyn Nets. Now don’t get me wrong, Millsap had an incredible season last year, and he has consistently improved over the years. He is a hard worker, never stops playing, doesn’t complain, and is consistent. But i can’t see the Jazz throwing that much money into one player when they have many other players on the roster that can fill that position like Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter. Mostly Derrick Favors who I believe in the very near future is going to be an All-Star who will also be expecting a big paycheck and contract. The Jazz could take that 40 million and shop around for other supporting players during this free agency season: Mickael Pietrus? Jammal Crawford? Antawn Jamison? Brooke Lopez? Roy Hibbert? Just some of the players on the market right now that could fit well into the Jazz’s lineup. If Millsap returns, will i be upset? No. But I think the Jazz could do many other better things with that much money to build a stronger more efficient team.
Just a quick thought on the Jazz pursuing Kirk Hinrich ummm WTF?! Let’s do a head count: Devin Harris, Jamaal Tinsley, Mo Williams (YES!), Alec Burks, Earl Watson (probably not for long), and Gordon Hayward. The Jazz do not need Kirk Hinrich, who being a veteran will be expecting a lot of playing time behind Devin Harris and Mo Williams (yeah right). Not to mention Jamaal Tinsley who had a great season last year backing up Devin Harris while Watson was injured, and Gordon Hayward who turned into an epic player at the end of last season and continues to improve is overall game. Leave Hinrich behind, the Lakers are looking into him anyways to replace Sessions (if he doesn’t return) so he can then be put in charge of making sure Kobe has the ball.
Will keep updating as the Free Agency charades continue….