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The Utah Jazz represent a sort of one-stop shopping destination for teams in need of frontcourt help.
Utah possesses frontcourt talent by the truckload, with big bodies who can play a dynamic range of roles at both the power forward and center positions.
Among the most talented of the bunch are Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap, both of whom have contracts that expire at the end of the season.
Jefferson and Millsap are both appealing names on the open market because of their financial standing, but also because they're unique talents.
Jefferson is putting together quite a nice year, averaging 17.1 points and 9.8 rebounds a game, while Millsap is playing well himself, to the tune of 14.8 points and 7.8 rebounds per night.
According to ESPN's Chad Ford, many around the league believe Jefferson will be easier to acquire come February:
But virtually every GM in the league believes the Jazz are moving one of their two big men -- either Jefferson or Paul Millsap. Because Millsap is a favorite of the team, Jefferson could be the odd man out.
However, Sam Amico of FoxSportsOhio reports that despite the Jazz favoring Millsap, teams still view him as a realistic trade target:
Brooklyn, Milwaukee and Denver are among the teams that might make a play for Utah forward Paul Millsap at the deadline. Millsap's contract expires at season's end. Most teams interested in obtaining Millsap, however, would do so with the intent of offering him an immediate extension.
Millsap is generally viewed as the hotter commodity of the two, which could be good news if the Jazz are looking to snag a hefty bounty in exchange for the 27-year-old power forward.
Fearing that their prized duo could walk into free agency next summer, it would appear as if the Jazz remain likely to deal one of their talented bigs.