Paul Milsap Speaker Profile
Forward for the Utah Jazz
Paul Milsap Biography
Paul Millsap was born February 10, 1985 and is an Americanprofessional basketball player currently with the Utah Jazz of the NationalBasketball Association. As a 6'8", 250 pound forward from Louisiana TechUniversity, Millsap was selected by the Jazz in the second round (47th overall)of the 2006 NBA Draft. His game was initially compared to that of UdonisHaslem. He was an early entrant to the draft as a junior. He is the only playerin NCAA basketball history to lead the nation in rebounding for threeconsecutive years.
In late 2006, some sports journalists were referring to Millsap as a potentialRookie of the Year candidate, an award not traditionally given to players takenso late in the draft. Though the award would ultimately go to Brandon Roy,Millsap had a strong first season, leading all rookies with six double-doubles.He finished the 2006-07 season with averages of around 7 points per game, 5rebounds per game, nearly one steal and one block; he had season highs of 20points, 17 rebounds, 4 blocks, 4 steals, 3 assists, and 38 minutes. He playedin all 82 of Utah's games. Early in the 2007-08 season, Millsap achieved a newcareer high of 24 points during a win against the Cleveland Cavaliers. He laterextended his career high to 28 points against the Orlando Magic in lateDecember 2007. His next career high came in December 2008 against the BostonCeltics when he scored 32 points. Millsap had played in 194 straight gamessince being drafted by the Jazz in 2006; he missed his first game of hisprofessional career on December 26, 2008 against the Dallas Mavericks due to asprained posterior cruciate ligament injury in his knee suffered against theMilwaukee Bucks on December 23, 2008.
Millsap was Jazz all-star forward Carlos Boozer'sreplacement during much of the 2008-2009 season (Boozer suffered a quadricepsinjury and later a severe knee injury that led to surgery). His numbers soared,as he averaged 15.5 points per game on 56% shooting, and 9.5 rebounds.
Following the 2008-2009 season, the Jazz tendered aqualifying offer to Millsap, thus making him a restricted free agent. A fewweeks later, he signed an offer sheet from the Portland Trail Blazers thatwould have given him $32 million over four years, including $6.2 million in the2009-2010 season, with a $5.6 million signing bonus, with $10.3 million to bepaid within seven days of the contract's approval by the NBA. The Jazz had theright to match the offer, and did so seven days later.
At the start of the 2010-11 season, Millsap was awarded afull-time starting position at power forward after long-time starter Boozerleft Utah to join the Chicago Bulls during free agency of summer 2010. Hestarted alongside newly acquired center Al Jefferson, who came to Utah viatrade from the Minnesota Timberwolves. On November 9, 2010, he scored acareer-high 46 points against the Miami Heat in a 116-114 overtime victoryafter coming back from a 22-point deficit. Millsap scored 11 points in 28seconds at the end of regulation, including three three-pointers, one more thanhe had made in his entire career before then. He also hit a buzzer-beater toforce overtime. It marked the first home loss for the newly assembled Heat trioof Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh.
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