Bits from Paul Millsap Interview
An actual Jazz-related post! Granted it’s only been about a week but I feel like I’ve turned into a European basketball fan. After this, though, I only foresee more Euro-related posts for the foreseeable future. *sigh*
What he’s been up to this summer
Been having fun. Still been working out. Gotta stay on top of my game, but I been vacationing with the family, hanging around Salt Lake, going back home, just here and there, just having fun.
On trade rumors
I’d like to say it didn’t bother me at all, but I’d be lying if I said that. … I try not to get myself too bent out of shape about things like that, so I continue to try to work hard and do the best that I can [in areas] I can control.
If Ty Corbin asked you to come off the bench…
As of now, I have no comment on that. I don’t really want to talk about that because that’s not really a scenario for me at this point. My thing is to start next year, hopefully start, and just do the best I can.
Heaved a sigh hearing that. Here we go again.
On Al Jefferson and Derrick Favors
Those two guys are great people, first off, off the court they’re good people. On the court, these guys work hard. They’re excellent players. Big Al has come a long way and he’s continued to grow. He’s been working pretty hard over this summer, and it’s gonna be interesting to see what he do next year. Derrick Favors, he’s young, still got a lot of maturing to do, but when he do, it’s gonna be exciting to see.
Who would win the Utah Jazz All-Star Challenge
Dunk contest, for sure, definitely Jeremy Evans. Skills challenge? I don’t know. We got a lot of skillful guys…I put Gordon in there, Devin Harris, I even put Ronnie Price in there… 3-point shooting contest? I’ll probably have to give it to CJ or myself.
Miracle in Miami
It shocks me to this day what happened during the course of that game. At that point in the season, that showed where our heart was, our team, to fight back in Miami. I think that was exciting, that was big for our team at the time. I haven’t really gave it much thought, but every time I look at it, it’s still a shocker to me.
Have you talked to Jerry?
I haven’t. Jerry, he kind of disappeared on us. Didn’t really see him at all after that.
On playing overseas
I’d consider it. I can’t see myself not playing basketball this year in an organized setting, so of course I got offers, but will I take it? Who knows? We gotta wait and see what happen. (via KALL)