The Utah Jazz have offered Paul Millsap a 3 year, $25M contract extension, which is the maximum amount that they can offer him under the new CBA. Sources are saying that Paul Millsap has denied this offer and will instead choose to explore free agency.
The Jazz are over-loaded at the front court with Derrick Favors, Enes Kanter, Paul Millsap, and Al Jefferson. The consensus is that between Jefferson and Millsap, one of them is likely to not be in Utah for the long-term. The Jazz front office clearly hasn’t had a strong inkling of who to trade between Millsap and Jefferson. But with Millsap choosing to not sign an extension and choose to explore free agency, things may have gotten a lot easier for Utah.
Don’t be surprised if the Jazz trade Paul Millsap just like they did Deron Williams and get some other pieces back. Utah strongly feels like their future lies in Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter as their front court tandem, and they desperately want to find a way to solve this problem of too many talented big guys. Dealing Millsap was considered a viable option a few months ago, and now it appears to possibly be a necessary course of action. It’ll be interesting to see how this Paul Millsap story progresses as we get closer to the start of the NBA season.