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Should Utah re-sign Millsap or Jefferson?
The Jazz put themselves in a precarious position a little under a month ago, when they elected not to trade either Paul Millsap or Al Jefferson at this year's trade deadline.
With both players combining to make upwards of $23 million this season, it has become clear that the Jazz do not have the money to bring both players back and must choose between the two.
So the question is: Will it be Millsap or Jefferson who is brought back? The answer would have to be Millsap, and the reasoning behind that is quite simple.
The Jazz currently possess not only one capable center in Jefferson but another in second-year player Enes Kanter. Kanter has emerged as a potential star as of late, putting up 15.5 points and 9.5 rebounds in the month of March. He is also just 20 years of age, making him an obvious piece to build around in the years to come.
While Kanter provides great reasoning to let Jefferson go, Millsap does himself some justice with his style of play. One of the major differences between Millsap and Jefferson is that the former has the speed and quickness to run with the team's guards. Along with this ability, Millsap arguably edges out Jefferson in terms of overall hustle and defense.
Although Jefferson's averages of 17.6 points and 9.2 rebounds per game are better than Millsap's numbers of 15.2 points and 7.4 rebounds, Millsap should be the obvious choice. He will not only be cheaper to sign, but he will prove to be a better fit in Utah.