Jazz Talked To Wolves About Paul Millsap

With less than 24 hours until the trade deadline, one of the biggest questions around the NBA is what the Jazz will do with Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson. Both players are candidates to be dealt, but Utah may ultimately decide to move one of the two, or keep both guys for the rest of the season.

While we haven't heard anything today on the Jefferson front, ESPN.com's Chris Broussard reports (via Twitter) that the Jazz have engaged in talks with the Timberwolves involving Millsap. Derrick Williams' name has come up in those discussions, according to Broussard.

Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities reported today that Williams remains very available as Minnesota explores potential trades. While the Wolves are focused primarily on wing help, the team was also linked to Timofey Mozgov, so it makes sense that Minnesota could also have some interest in Millsap.

In Wolfson's report, he suggested that the Wolves viewed Mozgov as a better value as a free-agent-to-be than Nikola Pekovic, who the club isn't sure is worth $11MM annually. If the T-Wolves were to pursue Millsap, presumably the idea would be to obtain a potential alternative to Pekovic in free agency this summer.

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2 thoughts on “Jazz Talked To Wolves About Paul Millsap

  1. Aaron Downwind

    i will not feel like watching the wolves any more if they think mozgov is better than pek and do not resign him but not pek who is averaging 16 and 9 but mozgov averaging 3 and 3 i know he is not getting the minutes but he is unproven in the NBA

    • RFsnapple

      I have to agree with you. Not based on the stats but based on the fact that there are very few centers like Pek. Having a presence like his in the paint in terms of offensive production, rebounding and being a brick wall are all things not a lot of teams have.


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