Jazz Rumors: Lillard, Millsap, Howard

The Jazz don't currently have a first-round pick in next week's draft, having sent their pick to the Timberwolves. However, that doesn't necessarily mean they'll stand idly by during draft night. According to Brian T. Smith of the Salt Lake Tribune, the Jazz have long coveted Weber State point guard Damian Lillard, and could consider trading up on draft night, depending on how far Lillard falls and what trade packages are available (Twitter links). Here are a few more Jazz updates from Smith:

  • Whether Lillard is selected by pick No. 8 will likely impact any attempt the Jazz make to move up to land him, tweets Smith.
  • Once the free agent period begins, Paul Millsap, who is entering the final year of his contract, will attempt to negotiate a contract extension with the team (Sulia link). The veteran forward likes Utah and hopes to reach an agreement to stay with the Jazz long-term.
  • Unrestricted free agent Josh Howard doesn't have an ideal destination in mind this summer. He'll be looking for the best fit, perhaps a team that will give him a chance to start, and hasn't ruled out the possibility of returning to the Jazz, as he tells Smith: "I'm still interested in the Jazz. They gave me the opportunity, so that's my loyalty to them, to see what they're going to say. But as far as being a free agent and being around the league for a while, I'll have to weigh my options and decide what's best for me at the end of the day."


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2 thoughts on “Jazz Rumors: Lillard, Millsap, Howard

  1. JBQ21

    Great for the “Sap” with the heart of a lion. Not so great for Jefferson and Harris. Send them on their way.

  2. Dick Fitzwell

    HELL NO!! Make that trade, have you not seen Lilliard play??? probably not to much as Weber St gets about as much tv coverage in Utah as Bingham High School, maybe less? dump whats his name, the guy we got ripped off for in the DWill Trade, trade Millsap, and snatch Damian, he is Tenacious, Aggressive, extremely smart, and ABSOLUTELY CAN TAKE THE BALL AND DO ANYTHING HE WANTS WITH IT AT ANY TIME!! He is ok in size, and when they slap some muscle on him, he will b like a cannonball, he does have a touch of Carmello disease, he will have to work past, but I say he played for Weber St, he practically had to take every shot himself, I think he will be a prolific passer, and what is up with all of you wanting to dump Jefferson so bad?? have you people not seen we finally have the missing link thats completely stomped us out year after bloody year, we have a BIG!! front court, that can hang with absolutely anybody in the NBA, u want to break that up cause Millsap has heart? and work ethic?? no heart or work ethic changes the fact he is 6ft9 or whatever he is, doesnt fair to well agains Dirk and Pau does he? kind of goes M.I.A. when he plays them, Jefferson and Favors are the draw here, and if we can get Lilliard for Millsap I absolutely cannot see a reason not to do it, Lilliard will be drafted and arrive with more talent brand new then any of the Jazz PGs have in their combined years in the NBA, ive watched this kid many times, and he is absolutely worth the chance and whoever must go to get him! I will save this post and will see in 5 years if im eating my craw or pulling out some told ya so’s!!


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