If Karl Malone was a power forward extrordinaire, one of the best if not the
very best power forward in the history of the NBA, how is it that Paul Millsap
is too small at 6'8"? Karl Malone is 6'9".
Nice article. Someday the rest of the league just might recognize Millsap for
what he is to the team and the league. I hear an occasional positive comment
from the analysts on TV and the play-by-play announcers almost always give muted
praise to Millsap. But it will only be through continued articles like this
that the league and fan base as a whole will come to recognize Paul for his
outstanding basketball skills, his dedication to the game and his constant
efforts to improve, and most importantly, for his example as a decent man who
wants nothing more that a chance to play the game he loves. Accolades are nice
but not necessary to motivate Paul to give his best effort every day. My
goodness, we are so lucky to have the likes of Paul Millsap playing for the team
I think that he, along with Stockton, are the best draft picks the Jazz ever
made. Millsap does disappear sometimes against taller bigs, but his overall
effort on offense and defense puts him often ahead of Karl Malone in my mind. He
can go above the rim when he needs to, and Karl rarely did. He has morphed into
a top all-around basketball player, a complete player any team would love to
have and one the Jazz should hold on to as long as possible.
You forget that Malone had is moments of vanishing. I think Millsap is a Charles
Barkley clone. He should be the heart of this team for years to come. Most of
the time when he doesn't get involved its because the Jazz are running
everything through Jefferson. You have to give Paul credit for adapting a
outside game. It's hard to work in the post with Jefferson camped there.
Remember all of those game that Mark Eaton spent standing at the three point
line so Malone could work. It doesn't work like that anymore because they
can play zone defense. So Millsap has carved out outstanding numbers in a league
that they can sag into the paint and play double and zone defenses. He has also
done it without John Stockton. So I will argue that Millsap could be a better
all around player than Malone. Time will tell.
Look at millsap's stats this season against some of the best low post guys
in the league. He beat griffin, love, gasol and bynum, lopez, howard, the list
goes on of players he outscored or outrebounded, and flat out played better
against. Millsap ALWAYS shows up in big games.
nice picture of Alec Burks in the Milsap article
I'd have to disagree of Millsap being better than Malone...and really?
Griffin? he isnt that good...Brook Lopez aint good either...and i dont think
Millsap Defends dwight howard...it usually goes to the C...as well as for
Bynum...I think Millsap could be good...but not great...until Millsap can
consistently shoot at mid range...and would demand double or triple coverage
from the D...I'd say Karl has and edge...and please...don't bring the
"he has stockton" card...he played almost his entire career with deron
williams...you could say its different since...deron scores more often than
John...but the big difference is...Karl hits his jumpers more often...has a
quicker release..but i have to give it to Paul for having Good numbers..not
outstanding..but good/decent as and should be expected of him....if millsap can
hit those jumpers more often...he could be good...