It looks like Millsap will be returning to the Utah Jazz. No, Paul Millsap is staying in Atlanta, but his brother Elijah could soon be called up to the NBA.
An NBA source told a local Utah newspaper that Paul’s younger brother will join the Utah Jazz on a 10-day contract as soon as Monday.
It has been a long road for the 27-year-old Millsap to get to the NBA. He started his career playing collegiate basketball with Louisiana-Lafayette (2006-08) and University of Alabama-Birmingham (2009-10). Millsap didn’t hear his name called during the 2010 NBA Draft, and as a result was forced to try and make the league as an undrafted free agent.
Millsap spent numerous seasons on Summer League, D-League and European rosters over his professional career, and most recently he has been playing with the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Developmental League. Millsap is a jack of all trades for the Jam as he averages 20.6 points, 8.3 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 2.1 steals per contest.
The 6’6 Millsap will need to bring his all around game to Utah, because the team is hurting at the wing. With Alec Burks and Rodney Hood currently on the inactive list, Millsap will look to fill the void (or at least some of it) of the injured guards.
Millsap has a very solid defensive game, and has a toughness to him that only his brother could match, and hopefully is just as good for Utah as his brother Paul.