Paul Millsap

NBA Trade Rumors: Brooklyn Nets Interested in Paul Millsap?


According to Sam Amico of Fox Sports, the Brooklyn Nets may be interested in acquiring Paul Millsap from the Utah Jazz. Amico wrote in this as a reply to a question asking if the Nets would be interested in Nene, Carlos Boozer, or Millsap. Amico responded that the other two are not likely, but Millsap is a possibility.

This move would make sense for Brooklyn, who wants to upgrade offensively at the power forward position. Millsap has been starting for the Jazz this season and is averaging 15 ppg and 8 rpg, a big upgrade over Kris Humphries or Reggie Evans. The Jazz want to get rid of Millsap because he will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the year and they already have a log jam at the power forward position with Al Jefferson, Derrick Favors, and Enes Kanter. Utah wants to trade Millsap to open up more minutes for its younger players.

The question for Brooklyn would be who can they include in a trade for Millsap. One obvious player is Kris Humphries, but does Utah want his contract? The Nets would likely need to take back Marvin Williams’s bad contract for the trade to go through. Another issue would be how could Brooklyn re-sign Millsap at the end of the season. The Nets don’t have much money to work with moving forward and won’t have cap space for the next 3 years.

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