According to Ric Bucher, several opposing team executives made it clear that the Jazz prefer keeping Al Jefferson over Paul Millsap.
Utah must get rid of either Jefferson or Millsap in order to clear more playing time for both Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter.
Favors, who has superstar potential, averages 9.4 points, 6.4 boards, and 1.4 blocks in under 22 minutes per game. Kanter, on the other hand, has not had enough playing time to show his true value. He has great expectations though, due to a few spectacular games that hinted how dominant the former #3 draft pick could be.
Millsap was immediately expected to be traded once he declined a 3-year, $25 million extension offered by the Utah Jazz.