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Blazers offer Milsap 4 Year Deal

The Portland Trail Blazers have offered Utah Jazz free agent Paul Millsap a four-year contract worth between $32 million and $36 million, according to league sources.

The offer includes a hefty signing bonus that will make it difficult for Utah to match. The Jazz will be presented with the offer Saturday and have seven days to match because Millsap is a restricted free agent.


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wowowowow. Is it me or does

wowowowow. Is it me or does portland already have an all'star power forward on their team?

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wow....you pay Blair 36

wow....you pay Millsap 36 mil....when you could have had Dejuan Blair....wow

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The only way the Jazz are

The only way the Jazz are going to match that offer is if they trade Boozer within the next few days.

With that kind of money Portland could've gotten Sessions or Andre Miller easy..probably for quite a bit less. They would've helped out more.

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well put gator

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Actually

Andre Miller reportedly was wanting $10 million a year, so the Blazers would have had to give him a little more. I don't think they really need him or Sessions considering they already have Bayless. Let's see what Bayless can do before we make him 3rd string point guard for the rest of his career.

Who is Portland's All-Star power forward? I thought Roy played Shooting guard!? I wouldn't be surprised if Aldridge never makes an All-Star team, but I think at the very most he could make 2 in his career. I will give him one because it seems that almost every above average players gets at least one, except for Deron Williams. He is pretty weak in every other area than scoring the ball.

I do agree that Portland probably should have just went ahead and drafted Blair though. To me they are the exact same player, but Blair probably would have been about $7 million cheaper.

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Dumb!!......

stupid move the are stunting the growth of lamarcus , and greg i dont understand why teams love distrupting player development teams love da quick fix only to be succesful wit that is boston in the last 25 five years!!..the reson why portland lost in first round is not because of talent but because of the inexperince of there young core!!...bad move write it down.....

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r they crazy

This guy is a a pure 6th man, he is really only worth tha mid level exception.. Jus not a very smart move for tha blazers although he wuld b a good back up for lamarcus

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r they crazy

This guy is a a pure 6th man, he is really only worth tha mid level exception.. Jus not a very smart move for tha blazers although he wuld b a good back up for lamarcus

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totally agree

totally agree brazenbige

Portland needs to take notes....Oklahoma City is doing the perfect job so far IMO. They haven't wasted money on players that aren't difference makers. All a team needs to do is develop chemistry with their young players and let them develop their talents fully. The Thunder are doing just that so far. That is why it wouldn't surprise me see Oklahoma City being a bigger championship contender than Portland is in a few years.

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Match that

Jazz screwed can't match or else they are looking at 20 million in luxury tax oh well thats what you get for overpaying guys.

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Haha

They were trying to intimidate Utah to pull the trigger on the 3 way trade so they could get Hinrich without giving up Bayless. With an expensive front-heavy contract they figured Utah would be forced to trade Boozer so that they could pay for the now expensive Paul Millsap.

I pray that Utah doesn't match this offer. Then we trade Boozer and watch a rejuvinated AK-47 play his way back into the hearts of Jazz fans all around the world.

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Utah

Utah is kind of in salary cap hell. Before the free agent period started I guarantee they thought that Boozer and Korver were definitely opting out, but that didn't happen. I think Milsapp is another example of why it is sometimes better to get drafted in the second round. If you can prove yourself in the couple of years you get then you are probably in for a bigger payday as opposed to a first round guy that can be kept for at least 4 years on a rookie scale.

It's hard for me to say that Milsap is getting too much when Charlie Villaneuva is making 7 million a year. But again they both seem way overpaid when you find out that Brandon Bass is only getting 4 million a year. I kind of feel bad for David Lee though. There doesn't seem like he will be able to get any leverage. I can't feel too bad though because he'll still be pulling in at least 8 million more than me.

I love what OK City has done so far though. They are taking their time to build a team. I also like how they take chances on young guys like Shaun Livingston, Thabo Sefalosha and Gerald Green. They might not pan out, but if they do, you have the guy for cheap and he gets to contribute. It's just too bad they didn't get Blake Griffin. He would have been perfect for them. I wanted them to take Rubio, but hopefully Harden can help out Westbrook. I'm still not sold on him being a full time pg. His last summer league game he turned the ball over 7 times against mediocre talent.

All teams should be patient and stop spending. There are a lot of useful players left. Guys like Jarret Jack, Rashad McCants, Matt Barnes, Big Baby, Leon Powe, etc. All will probably be had for really cheap.

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aldridge about to get traded

aldridge about to get traded millsap better anyway

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Hmm

I really have no idea what KP is up to. The difference between OKC and Portland is we made the playoffs. The city now expects something better than just 1st round. The team goal was to make the playoffs last season. Now is win a playoff series and we lacked toughness against the rockets so I guess getting Millsap makes us tougher.

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It is just you.. because

It is just you.. because Aldridge is not an all-star

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Millsap

Millsap is a better rebounder, passer, defender and is more efficient from the field than Aldridge. Millsap is also a very underrated offensive player. He has a mid-range shot on the baseline that he hits at a very high rate and dude can work the post.

http://www.nba.com/playerfile/paul_millsap/

http://www.nba.com/playerfile/lamarcus_aldridge/index.html

I would start Millsap over Aldridge.

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Wow...I don't know dudes. I

Wow...I don't know dudes. I would take Aldridge over Milsap anyday.

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aldridge

way better than millsap, although millsap brings toughness to a team.

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