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Jazz to renounce rights to Paul Millsap following trade with Warriors, per report

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The Utah Jazz will renounce rights to forward Paul Millsap, according to TNT Analyst David Aldridge.

The Jazz absorbed $24 million in expiring contracts from the Golden State Warriors while sending out only Kevin Murphy's $788,000. In order to make the deal while staying under the salary cap, the Jazz needed to clear Millsap's $11 million cap hold.

This does not rule out a return for Millsap, but makes it highly unlikely. The Jazz have roughly $9 million in salary cap space after absorbing the expiring contracts of Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins and Brandon Rush. Millsap made $8.6 million last season. He was the team's second-leading scorer (14.6 points per game) and rebounder (7.1 rebounds per game).

Utah drafted Millsap in the second round of the 2007 NBA Draft. Frontcourt mate Al Jefferson just signed a three-year contract with the Charlotte Bobcats, and the Jazz have youth at both center and power forward to develop as they move forward.

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