2013 NBA Free Agency: Utah Jazz Pitch to Paul Millsap Pathetically Revolves Around Patience

By Ryan Heckman


Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports

Paul Millsap is one of the better and more underrated power forwards in the game. The fact that his career has been going to waste on a team like the Utah Jazz is quite unfortunate, to be honest, and I for one am happy he could be leaving soon.

The Jazz met with Millsap today and according to the Salt Lake Tribune, the basis of Utah’s pitch to Millsap in effort to get him to stay was ‘patience.’

‘Sure Paul, I know we’ve wasted a good five years of your career here but, we’d like you to wait it out just a little bit longer.’

Yeah, no thanks.

Millsap is going to be one of the bigger names in free agency this summer and likely will get a nice fat contract elsewhere. Hopefully, for his sake, it can be with a contender.

One of the teams I see as a possibility is the Atlanta Hawks. With so much cap space to work with, Millsap would fit nicely alongside Al Horford down low — who can play either power forward or center.

Another team that has rumored to be interested in Millsap — and not so glamorous of a choice — is the Detroit Pistons. Now, if Detroit can pair him up with another budding star, then we’re talking. But until then, Millsap should choose not only where the money is, but where the chance to win a ring could be.

If you think he is going to agree to come back to Utah after their pitch basically shouted “Please?!” you have another thing coming.

Ryan Heckman is a Senior NBA Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter  @ryanmheckman, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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