Hoops Rumors’s Offseason In Review series is now complete for all thirty teams, including the Northwest’s Jazz, Nuggets, Thunder, Timberwolves, and Trail Blazers. Here’s today’s news out of the division..
- Both Ben Golliver and Rob Mahoney of Sports Illustrated believe that the Jazz should work hard to trade Al Jefferson while making an effort to retain Paul Millsap. The two big men will be unrestricted free agents next summer and Millsap would appear to be the more affordable option at this juncture.
- Carl Landry, who expressed a desire to stay with the Warriors for years to come, said he and Jarrett Jack were especially motivated for last night’s game against the Hornets, their former team, notes Marcus Thompson II of the Bay Area News Group. “We didn’t need a 5-Hour (Energy Drink). We didn’t need a speech. We didn’t need anything like that. We were ready to play. Yesterday.”
- The Jazz are rumored to be looking at sending away one of their big men, with Millsap seemingly the most likely candidate to be traded. But right now, they’re experimenting with playing Millsap, Derrick Favors and Al Jefferson on the floor together. Grantland’s Zach Lowe sat down with Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin to discuss that lineup and other topics.