The Jazz posted on their Web site Thursday evening that they plan to match Portland’s offer to Millsap, a restricted free agent. A formal announcement was scheduled for Friday, the last day Utah can match the US$32 million deal that includes US$10.3 million up front.
Millsap averaged 13.5 points and 8.6 rebounds last season, playing mostly as a reserve. He stepped in when starter Carlos Boozer missed 41 games with a knee injury and had a string of 19 straight double-doubles.
Millsap has potential up the ying-yang and with more minutes in a sans Boozer environment, he’ll have a real shot at being the Most Improved Player of the Year.
I’m really gonna miss all the Boozer jokes in a dry state.
Via Press Release