Is Paul Millsap an All-Star?

January 20th, 2011 | by K.Malphurs

Before we get to the question about whether or not Paul Millsap should be an All-Star this year let’s consider a simple question. Why is Millsap not even in consideration?  First, Millsap was left off the ballot. Now, Bill Simmons writes an All-Star preview and lists out 22 Western Conference players without mentioning Millsap. I understand that he might not be a shoe-in All-Star for a lot of reasons. Does the 4th best team need two All Stars? (Deron Williams is a definite All-Star, and I would challenge anyone to disagree with that statement.) Do his stats really measure up?  I think it is a discussion that needs to be had and thankfully for the loyal readers of this blog I’m up for the challenge.

Let’s review the 12 forwards that were listed ahead of Millsap in Simmons All-Star game article.  Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Pau Gasol, Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Love, Blake Griffin, Tim Duncan, LaMarcus Aldridge, Lamar Odom, Zach Randolph and Luis Scola. One thing that most of those players have in common (exceptions are Duncan, Gasol and Odom) is that they score a lot of points. In fact if you look at just points per game then it is pretty clear why Millsap was left off the list of potential All-Stars. The 17.2 points per game that Millsap is averaging doesn’t imply All-Star forward.

However, if you look at advanced stats then the case can be made that Millsap should be in consideration. You still might come down on the side that he shouldn’t be an All-Star, but at least you will include him in the conversation. Below are the advanced stats for those 12 players with the stats worse than Millsap’s highlighted in red:

Here is a summary of the above:

  • Paul Millsap does two things incredibly well that most people probably either don’t realize or discount. He is really good at stealing the ball (2.1 STL %) and not turning the ball over (9.3% TOV). Those numbers ranked 1st and 2nd respectively out of the twelve highlighted forwards.
  • Millsap also has really good shooting percentages. His effective field goal percentage of 54% is only behind Odom and Nowitzki among the forwards.
  • Millsap also is an underrated defender. While, it is hard to quantify defensive impact (for example how do you judge defensive rotations?) you can look at his steal percentage and his block percentage of 2.1%and realize that if nothing else Millsap is an active defensive player.
  • Overall this translates into a pretty good Win Shares and Win Shares per 48 minutes. Out of the twelve forwards he comes in at 7th in Win Shares and 6th in Win Shares per 48 minutes.

That being written, I would move the following players behind Millsap in the Western Conference forward All-Star queue:

  1. Luis Scola- I hope this was another joke by Simmons like his Greg Oden line. The only thing Scola has over Millsap is rebounds, assists and usage %. The first two are only minor differences though.
  2. Carmelo Anthony- An overrated scorer with bad advanced numbers, who also just happens to have played 15% less minutes than Millsap.
  3. Zach Randolph- This is closer than the first two, but still I think Millsap is a better player. Randolph shoots a worse percentage and has an absolutely dreadful assist percentage of 7.6% compared to Millsap’s 12%.
  4. LaMarcus Aldridge- Millsap shoots better, rebounds better, passes better, steals better and turns the ball over less.  How is this even close? Alridge has played a ton of minutes and blocks a few more shots, but that shouldn’t make up for the fact that Millsap is a much better player. Even Alridge’s points per 36 minutes is only 1.5 more than Millsap’s 18.1, so you can’t really point to scoring as that big of difference.
  5. Blake Griffin- This might surprise people who only watch Sportscenter highlights because Griffin is a regular on the Top 10, but his numbers aren’t very far off from Millsap. Griffin gets the lead in PER because of his strong PPG and rebounding numbers. Millsap gets the lead in WS/48 minutes because of his better shooting efficiency numbers. I am fine if you want to put Griffin ahead of Millsap, but it isn’t as easy as one of Griffin’s slam dunks.

After that I would concede the argument to Duncan (great player on the best team), Odom (his numbers surprised me as well), Durant, Nowitzki, Love and Gasol.  That would place six forwards on the roster.  If we filled in the guards with Chris Paul, Kobe Bryant, Manu Ginoboli, Russell Westbrook and Deron Williams that would leave one open spot. If you are following my train of thought then you might realize that the 12th man on the 2011 Western Conference All-Star team should be Paul Millsap.

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38 Comments

  1. Jeffrey says:

    I fully support this.

  2. Mike says:

    I was asking the same question when I read Simmons article. No question Millsap should be at least considered, if not on the team, but the next big question is: what about Al Jefferson?

    • Kevin Malphurs says:

      Big Al has been improving throughout the season, but stil has a little bit to go before he gets into the All-Star game discussion. The main problem is that Jefferson is shooting only 49% from the field. However, his rebounding and turnover numbers are impressive and with a better shooting percentage Big Al will be in consideration. Hopefully a year from now I will be writing the same article, but with Al Jefferson’s name in place of Millsap’s.

  3. ticktock6 says:

    I just checked David West’s stats and he’s ahead of Millsap in 8/13 categories, putting him ahead of a bunch of these other guys too. It’s not your omission, obviously, since it was Simmons’ list, but just throwing the name in.

    • Kevin Malphurs says:

      Without a doubt David West should be in the discussion on All-Star forwards. I thought about going through and adding in other players that weren’t mentioned, but in the interest of time I just kept the list as what Bill Simmons used plus Millsap.

  4. patrick says:

    Doesn’t Aldridge dominate Millsap every time they play each other?

  5. Jason says:

    Short comment on Aldridge v. Millsap: Aldridge is the number one focus of opposing defenses, leading to more double teams, which can cause a lower FG% and more turnovers. Millsap is probably the third highest-focus for defenses opposing Utah. That doesn’t necessarily say one is better or the other, it’s just something to keep in mind.

    • Kevin Malphurs says:

      Great comment Jason. I wish there was a better way of judging a #1 option like Aldridge compared to a #2 (or #3) option like Millsap. While the numbers might suggest Millsap is a better player, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the numbers are correct. What would Aldridge’s numbers be on the Jazz? What would Millsap’s numbers be on the Blazers? These are tough questions to answer, but one could easily use that in pro-Aldridge arguement.

  6. C33 says:

    One thing that’s bugged me all year about Millsap’s game; overrated defense. As a PF, his PER 21.7, eFG% .545. His opponent PER 20.1 eFG% .526, only a slight edge. He’s giving up basically as much as he’s putting up. These numbers for him vs his opponent are even virtually across the board as well; he’s -0.2 in FTAs, -0.8 in rebs, +0.8 in Ast and TOs, and plus only 0.9 in points on the season. And he gets blocked on just as many block attempts as he makes, a flat 50%. But, since the ASG is all about offense, sure, why not Paul Millsap!

  7. Zeiram says:

    Simmons also mentions very clearly that no allstar voting is ever without screwups and points to Millsaps omission as the biggest gaffe.
    As to your arguments, Millsap absolutely belongs in the discussion but will not make the cut and in my oppinion doesn´t deserve to with the stacked competition. Here my reasons:

    1. Carmelo he will make it, based on votes if he isn´t transfered east before. Plus I´d argue he is worthy. Listen advanced starts are fine and all, scoring is overrated and Melo is not as good as perceived. Yet advanced stats don´t cover everything a first option scoring star brings to the table. He makes his teammates better (there is a nice article about this and Melos impact on his teammates TS%) and much more. Melo is in.

    2. LA and Griffin both have made incredibly strong runs lately. Their season numbers don´t tell the whole story. Yes the whole season counts, still it is hard not to recognize that. Plus as is the case with Melo, first options of teams almost always don´t have as strong advanced stats as one would expect. I don´t think LA will make it though.

    In my mind you look at the following with the roster:

    Paul,Kobe,Durant,Melo,Gasol (starters, G. replaces Ming)

    Nowitzki, Odom, Griffin
    Ginobili,Williams,Westbrook

    and the 12th spot will go somewhere between Parker,Nash, Love and Randolph.

    • Zeiram says:

      Okay I totally forgot Duncan, he is a lock too. This bumps Westbrook or Griffin into the 12thspot mix but with better chances than the mentioned trio. Still I don´t believe there will be ASG without Griffin nor should it be.

  8. MikeN says:

    So the center position has been eliminated?

  9. Kamron says:

    “Millsap shoots better, rebounds better, passes better, steals better and turns the ball over less. How is this even close? Alridge has played a ton of minutes and blocks a few more shots, but that shouldn’t make up for the fact that Millsap is a much better player”

    1)Stats aren’t everything- for example, LA doesn’t have Deron giving him cookies; in a difficult season for the Blazers he’s been their anchor, etc. Use your eyes, not your calculator.
    2)Even when judging by stats, claiming that ‘Millsap rebounds better’ when the diff between their TRB% is *.3*’ verges on innumerate. They rebound at basically the same rate.
    3)Going from those relatively small differences to ‘Millsap is a *much* better player’ suggests that you’re the kind of homer who does not believe that his team has ever committed a charge or a blocking foul.

    “This might surprise people who only watch Sportscenter highlights because Griffin is a regular on the Top 10, but his numbers aren’t very far off from Millsap.”

    Great. .3 makes Millsap a ‘better’ rebounder than LA, but Griffin being in an entirely different class when it comes to assists, rebounds, and scoring you say the numbers ‘arent very far’. They are very, very far. Plus, Griffin has game-changing athleticism, where Millsap is a lunchpail guy. No one comes into a game wondering how they’re going to contain Paul Millsap. They wonder how they’re going to stop Deron Williams- which is why Williams ought to be an all-star and Millsap ought to watch on TV.

    “Randolph shoots a worse percentage and has an absolutely dreadful assist percentage of 7.6% compared to Millsap’s 12%.”

    That’s a lot of hay to make out of 2.2 apg v 1.6apg. Whereas when it comes to the PF’s meat and potatoes work- rebounding- Millsap is average at best. 13rpg v 7.9rpg.

    “Carmelo Anthony- An overrated scorer with bad advanced numbers, who also just happens to have played 15% less minutes than Millsap.”

    And yet, who is still better than Millsap. Anthony isn’t the max contract guy that he’s made out to be, but he’s the best player on a team that’s about even with Utah in the standings. Millsap- pretty clearly not the best player on his team. Heck, Im not sure that he’s the second-best player on his team, Id say he’s just about tied with Jefferson.

    Don’t get me wrong- I like Millsap, he’s a solid player, seems to have a good head on his shoulders, and makes a great 3rd or good 2nd option on a playoff team. Plus, I think Boozer is a classless poc, so Id root for Saddam Hussein if he played PF for the Jazz.

    But there’s too much stratospheric talent in the NBA right now for a merely above average player to be considered an all-star. Consider this test: if Millsap was the best player on a team, do you think that team could make the playoffs (let alone maintain his low TOs and high shooting %s, altho he’d score more- kinda like Scola’s numbers, except maybe with more steals and blocks)? I think no way, whereas the only other guy on this list who isn’t arguably the best player on his team is Odom. And I wouldn’t send Odom to the all-star game, either. Id take Millsap over Odom and Scola, but that’s about it; Id put all three in the “why are we even talking about these guys” category.

    • K.Malphurs says:

      Kamron – I appreciate the long comment. I probably shouldn’t have put that Millsap was a “much better player” than Aldridge because the stats say that it is a close call. I think Millsap is underrated in your analysis, but you do make some goods points on Griffin, Randolph and Carmelo. I just wish that Millsap was in consideration of the All-Star game. He is a really good player on a pretty good team.

      • niko says:

        I don’t know if this is factored into the advanced stats but in the LA vs Millsap debate pace must play a factor. Portland is the slowest team in the league. So presumably LA’s numbers would jump (including the bad ones) at a faster pace.

  10. Zach says:

    If you’re portland, do you seriously consider the offer if a Millsap/Aldridge trade is brought up? No chance. The defense rests.

    • Kevin Malphurs says:

      If a trade was proposed I would rather be the team getting Millsap than Aldridge. One of the reasons that needs to be mentioned is that over the next 2.5 years Millsap is scheduled to make $6.7M a year. Over the same 2.5 years Aldridge is scheduled to make $11.8M. In terms of basketball talent the arguement can be made that Aldridge is a better player than Millsap, but in terms of trade value I would rank Millsap higher.

      • Arkaea says:

        If the JAZZ had not matched the blazers offer to milsap, they would have brought in another big man and would not have shedded salaries. Because of this, the blazers would still have Matthews as well.

        I have to say i have not heard so much bias in a long time and this is coming from a person who looks at a bunch of sports forums.

  11. Austin says:

    Many other people have pointed out some of the weaknesses in this argument, but as a Portland fan I’d like to add one thing:

    check out Aldridge’s monthly splits. Since Brandon Roy has been out, he’s been playing like a sure-fire All-Star. Not to mention, usage matters. Scoring slightly less efficiently at a greater usage is usually better.

    Of course it was ridiculous to leave Millsap off the ballot, but he’s in the same range as Z-Bo, LMA, David West, a bunch of these guys.

  12. jahearndc says:

    Duncan is not a lock by any means. This is the year that he’ll need to sit one out. Just too much production by the other guys (Melo not included) to warrant a Timmy spot this year.

    I like the article except for one glaring problem: Love doesn’t appear to do anything that translates into more wins for his team. Why is that? Any chance it’s because every coach in the league realizes that you can sit back and allow Love to reek havoc all game long and your team will still win? Yeah … uh … all you need to do is cover the rest of the Wolves and the game is yours. Pretty simple strategy that obviously works.

    Griffin will be added by coaches because there’s no solution for him AND his play results in wins for his team. Big difference there.

  13. Gidon says:

    Another thing about Aldridge, which you can take either as a plus or a minus for his inclusion: while his overall season stats are not gaudy, his performance since Roy became ineffective has been remarkable.

    Let me give you a few numbers. Admittedly, these are not pace-adjusted, and I think Portland’s pace has picked up a bit since Roy stopped playing, but they’re still illuminating. I’m comparing the 23 games up to and including Roy’s last effective game (PHO 12/10), with the 22 games since. Note that Aldridge’s minutes haven’t changed much (up ~1 MPG), but his usage and efficiency have seen a huge jump.

    Shooting:
    Before 12/10: Aldridge took 15.7FGA at 43.6%, and 4.9FTA at 78.6%. That’s TS% of 49.5 and 0.31FTA/FGA. Since he practically never shoots 3′s, his eFG% is essentially the same as his FG%.
    Since: He’s taking 19FGA at 53.7%, and 6.2 at 75.1%. That’s TS% of 57.7 and almost 0.33FTA/FGA.

    Rebounding:
    Before: Aldridge got almost 8RPG, including 3.6ORB.
    After: 9.5RPG, including 3.7ORB.

    His other stats remained roughly the same, with APG going slightly down and BLK slightly up. An interesting tidbit is that he’s actually fouling significantly less, even though he’s rebounding more on defense and shouldering more of the offense.

    Perhaps the most telling stat, which unfortunately I don’t have, would be his shot distribution. He finally figure out how to play like a big man. Where before he would typically take 4-5 post-ups and 6-8 jump shots every game, with a few put-backs or transition dunks here and there, he is now dominating in the post. This is the main reason his efficiency has risen so much, and it’s transformed the team’s offensive look as well.

    But beyond all that, here’s the most important thing: Aldridge is finally stepping up. He’s taking on leadership, pushing his team through terrible adversity, and is keeping them in the playoff hunt – not single-handedly, to be sure, but as the most – maybe only – consistent and reliable performer on the team.

    So yes, Millsap has had a great season, and is generally an excellent player. I applaud him, and I think he’s been a steal for Utah. But over the last quarter of the season, Aldridge has really shown his mettle.
    Also, as some others mentioned, do you think Millsap would still be doing as well as he’s doing now if, say, Deron Williams was lost for the season and he had to become The Man? If every team built their defense around stopping him and making him work on D? I highly doubt it.

    • K.Malphurs says:

      Great stats. As a Blazers fan I trust that you follow every game and give me the detailed breakdown of Aldridge pre-Roy injury and post-Roy injury. I wish I could follow every team in detail and provide that level of color, but without the available time all I know are the stats, the Jazz and the teams I catch while switching around on NBA League Pass.

      I wouldn’t underestimate Millsap. You write about how it would be difficult to maintain his level of production if he was the number 1 option. I agree. However, Millsap has been discounted at every stop from high school to college to the NBA and always seems to step up. I think he would still find ways to score, rebound and generally be a very productive player.

      Side question: What would the Blazers record be if Utah wouldn’t have matched the Blazers contract for Millsap? Matthews would still probably be with the Jazz, so you have to consider that as well. That is an interesting decision to think about from both the Jazz and Blazers side. As a Jazz fan I am very happy that they matched the Blazers offer.

  14. Matt says:

    Millsap is not an All-Star! I said it before Boozer left, all of you who think Millsap can fill the stat-sheet with Boozer’s numbers need a serious reality check. Take a look at the rebounding numbers for the Jazz (this is Millsap’s strength), the team is DOWN in rebounds from 3rd overall to 28th overall. That is not at all insignificant. Also, as has been stated here earlier, Millsap does not draw the primary attention of the opponent’s defense. Why? Part of the reason has to do with the fact he has NO back to the basket game. He is undersized for the PF position, so he has to rely on crafty moves and mid-range jumpers to score.

    No, Millsap is not an All-Star. If he were averaging 22/12 per night, then I would say he had been snubbed. Until then, he will continue to be a great talent but not an All-Star. Draft steal? Absolutely!!! But really, don’t compare him with players like Duncan and Odom who have paid their dues and have proven their worth time and again. Odom has played well in both conferences, and even played well for the Clippers!

  15. Xai says:

    This is dumb. Millsap has decent numbers, but he isnt even the best big man on his own team!!!!!! And this is looking at advanced stats?!?! Forget that. Lets like at real stats and how players play. Millsap is a solid NBA player, but not an All-Star. You want All-Star, its the big boys: LeBron, Kobe, CP3, Dwight Howard, Wade, Rose, Amare, Durant. Does it look like Millsap belongs in that top tier players category?! NOO.

    • K.Malphurs says:

      What advanced stat says that Al Jefferson is better than Paul Millsap? Millsap is in the lead in PER or Win Shares.

  16. Jon says:

    Heavily biased would be an understatement.

  17. skb says:

    Plain and simple Aldridge has been a Beast since Roy went out. There are very few PF’s in the NBA who have played better over the last 20 games. Milsap is not in the same league as Aldridge.

  18. Long Ball Larry says:

    This is just like when Maurice Brooks put Derrick Rose at the top of his MVP rankings, and then placed Deron Williams at number eight. If you look at their numbers, there is absolutely no way there should be such a large gap between the two. In fact, I think D-Will has been slightly more valuable. There was a great post on Limited Playmakers the other day, breaking down the top 5 MVP candidates, and comparing Williams and Rose.

    Check it out: http://limitedplaymakers.com/2011/01/15/nba-mvp-rankings/

  19. isaiah says:

    “Millsap shoots better, rebounds better, passes better, steals better and turns the ball over less. How is this even close? Alridge has played a ton of minutes and blocks a few more shots, but that shouldn’t make up for the fact that Millsap is a much better player. Even Alridge’s points per 36 minutes is only 1.5 more than Millsap’s 18.1, so you can’t really point to scoring as that big of difference.”
    This is absolutely ridiculous. Any person who has watched the blazers will know that Aldridge struggled at the beggining of the season. Ever since Brandon Roy has been out, Aldridge has stepped up and greatly increased his statistics.

    • K.Malphurs says:

      Do you get extra credit for struggling at the beginning of the season and then stepping up more recently? My thought is the All-Star game should weight each game equally. If Aldridge continues to play as well as he has been lately then his numbers might soon exceed Millsap’s and we won’t be having this discussion. Until then I think it is worthwhile comparing their advanced statistics.

  20. Kamron says:

    “This is just like when Maurice Brooks put Derrick Rose at the top of his MVP rankings, and then placed Deron Williams at number eight. If you look at their numbers, there is absolutely no way there should be such a large gap between the two. In fact, I think D-Will has been slightly more valuable. There was a great post on Limited Playmakers the other day, breaking down the top 5 MVP candidates, and comparing Williams and Rose.”

    If we’re just going by stats, Chris Paul blows both of them away. Not that we should go by stats, but still- live by the stat, die by the stat.
    (And wtf is everyone putting Amar’e on their MVP short list? He had better years in Phoenix in 04-05 and 07-08; he’s led his team to an unimpressive 22-18 mark. So he plays for the Knicks, should that matter to anyone not from NYC? And this guy’s list- no one on his top-10 MVP list scores less than 23ppg. This is a list from someone with a scorers-only mentality, who doesn’t understand the game.)

    Is Deron Williams the guy you would pick first when building a pick-up team from the entire NBA? Second? Third? Is he the guy that keeps opposing coaches up at night? Sure, he’s an all-star, but I honestly doubt he should be part of a real MVP discussion.

    “Do you get extra credit for struggling at the beginning of the season and then stepping up more recently? My thought is the All-Star game should weight each game equally”

    I think it ought to be like being injured- not a major factor, but if you’re weighing two players and they come out similarly on the big factors, then go to stuff like ‘who is coming on stronger’ or ‘who missed half-a-dozen games at the beginning of the season’.
    I think a bigger factor is ‘who is the man for his team’, and Millsap loses on that one, so I don’t even care if LA has been coming on strong. And, fwiw, neither ought to be in the all-star game this year anyway, so they’re fighting over the 13th spot.

    “What advanced stat says that Al Jefferson is better than Paul Millsap? Millsap is in the lead in PER or Win Shares.”

    Does it need to be an advanced stat, or can we watch the games and say “I think so-and-so is better than so-and-so”? Sure, that’s subjective, but it is obvious that advanced stats miss all sorts of contributions, from non-steal, non-block defense to good passes that aren’t assists to good motion on the offensive end. Kevin Love, for example, shows up as a high stat guy, and he does do some non-stat things like throwing great outlet passes, but until he can play better D he’s overrated by stats-only analysis.

  21. HammerDunk says:

    The last few games against the Nets, Cavs and Celtics should answer that question for you.

  22. timao says:

    “if Millsap was the best player on a team, do you think that team could make the playoffs (let alone maintain his low TOs and high shooting %s, altho he’d score more- kinda like Scola’s numbers, except maybe with more steals and blocks)?”

    Finally. Replace LA for Millsap in the Blazers lineup and watch them become a lottery team. You are seriously underestimating the impact of teams building their defense to neutralize one player, thus making life easier for his teammates.

    And trying to put Millsap and Griffin on the same level was the dumbest thing you could ever think. Griffin excels at intangibles, he made the Clippers earn respect. Or are you dumb enough to say that the Clippers would beat the Bulls, Heat and Lakers with Millsap as their best player?

  23. “If we’re just going by stats, Chris Paul blows both of them away. Not that we should go by stats, but still- live by the stat, die by the stat.”

    Chris Paul is definitely not receiving the kind of attention he deserves. Paul’s stats are not wildly better than D-Will or Rose’s, but he is just as good as both (if not slightly better than both). It was a mistake to omit him from the discussion.

    “And wtf is everyone putting Amar’e on their MVP short list? He had better years in Phoenix in 04-05 and 07-08; he’s led his team to an unimpressive 22-18 mark. So he plays for the Knicks, should that matter to anyone not from NYC?”

    The 22-18 mark is impressive if you look at where the Knicks were last year. The Knicks are currently the 6th seed in the Eastern Conference. A dead lock to make the playoffs. Those rankings were posted over a week ago (before the Knicks really started struggling). I am sure Amar’e will not be number 3 in the next rankings.

    You claim Amar’e was “much better” during the 04/05 and 07/08 season with the Phoenix Suns. This is a difficult argument to make, considering the numbers do not indicate Amar’e was “much better” at all. If anything he is playing just as well as he played those two seasons; in some categories (particularly blocks and assists) he is actually doing better (currently second in the league in scoring, with the highest scoring average of his career).

    I am sure you are referring to his PER those two years (04/05: 26.6 07/08: 27.6 10/11: 23.5), but I am not a fan of looking only at a player’s PER in order to judge the value they bring to their team (apparently you are not a fan either). More importantly, neither are the people who vote for the MVP of the league (no way you can place D-Will, D-Rose, Dirk, or Amar’e on this list if we were strictly talking about who is the best player in the league. There is also no way Shaq and Kobe would only have one MVP award apiece if the award was given strictly to the league’s best player).

  24. “And this guy’s list- no one on his top-10 MVP list scores less than 23ppg. This is a list from someone with a scorers-only mentality, who doesn’t understand the game.”

    Derron Williams- PPG: 21.7

  25. brd says:

    I can’t talk smack about bias, cos I think LA should be ahead of a lot of those players, strictly because I’ve been a blazer fan for over 2 decades. However, even with all the craftily chosen stats, the huge hole here is that you never talk about PER (which does, to answer and earlier question, account for pace). Unless I’m mistaken, PER is the single best metric we as fans have about someones production, but was completely ignored here because, surprise, millsap ranks very low on this list. To me, a high PER on a team that wins is what an all star should have, altho I believe griffin will get it. I’m okay with that, because my all star motto is always ABS: Anybody But Scola.

  26. AfLisbon says:

    FULL DISCLOSURE,1- IM A BLAZERS FAN…

    2-I LOVE MILLSAP GAME AND WORK MENTALITY,WISH THE JAZZ WOULDNT MATCHED THAT OFFER…

    3-HES NOT BETTER THAN ALDRIDGE BY ANY STRETCH OF IMAGINATION, ITS NOT EVEN CLOSE!

    i could give you millions of arguments but its a loss of time.

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