Jazz Rebuilding Process Cuts Millsap Out
Paul Millsap came to the Utah Jazz in 2006 as a soft-spoken power forward and unheralded second-round draft choice out of Louisiana Tech University.
Yes, the same southern school that brought the Jazz franchise another power forward you might’ve heard of, a kid named Karl Malone.
And while Millsap wasn’t ever going to be The Mailman — and hey, let’s face it, who is? — he gave the Jazz franchise seven solid seasons of hard-working, team-first, maximum-effort, play-when-he’s-hurt and get-’er-done basketball that Jazz fans should forever admire and appreciate.
Yes, in his own determined way, Millsap was a mini-Mailman, ’cause he definitely delivered, too.
After last season, we knew this day was probably coming.
And on Friday, the rebuilding Jazz franchise bid goodbye to Millsap, who agreed to a two-year, $19 million deal with the Atlanta Hawks.