Found February 27, 2013 on
Los Angeles Clippers
Despite having two of the most sought after players at the trade deadline, in upcoming free agents, Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson (their starting frontcourt), the Utah Jazz decided to stand pat. This surprised everyone as they could have added significant assets to add to their future core of Derrick Favors, Enes Kanter, Gordon Hayward and Alec Burks and there is no way that they are keeping both beyond the season. They now have two huge expiring contracts in Millsap and Jefferson and will have massive cap space this off-season, but they could have received an excellent package of young players and picks if they had made at least one deal. These are the trades they should have made, which would have set themselves up nicely for the future.
Utah Jazz Receive: Eric Bledsoe and Caron Butler
Los Angeles Clippers Receive: Paul Millsap and Alec Burks
Utah Jazz Receive: Monta Ellis and Sam Dalembert
Milwaukee Bucks Receive: Al Jefferson
* The following is assuming that th...
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In Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap, the Jazz have two above-average players they cannot — and probably should not — both re-sign at the end of the season. The Jazz have no chance at winning a championship this year, so the wisest play seemed to be trading one or both of their impending free agents, collecting some young talent in return, and moving forward with their younger core...
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Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap missed Utah's game against Charlotte on Friday because of sprained left ankles.
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Before last week's trade deadline it almost seemed certain the Hawks would trade away free agent-to be Josh Smith. It was almost as if he was saying his good byes to his hometown in the weeks leading up to the trade deadline and the inevitable seemed to be happening.
The same could be said for Utah with both Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson getting set to hit free agency.