Elijah Millsap was waived by the Jazz on Tuesday, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Millsap's three-year contract was scheduled to become guarantee on Thursday, so the Jazz decided to part with the swingman before having to pay up. Brother of All-Star forward Paul Millsap, Eljah averaged 4.2 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.9 steals, and 0.3 blocks in 16 minutes per game through 67 games with the Jazz the past two seasons. Millsap has spent time with Thunder, Lakers, and Bucks in addition to the Jazz.
Elijah Millsap received a DNP-CD for Wednesday's game against Golden State.
Millsap actually played in seven straight games leading up to Wednesday but coach Quin Snyder tightened up his rotation against the Warriors, leaving the second-year pro on the bench. With only 16 outings at nine minutes per game, Millsap is only a viable option in the very deepest of formats.
Elijah Millsap scored four points (2-5 FG) to go with three assists and two rebounds over 16 minutes in Monday's 118-81 loss to the Spurs.
Though the Spurs turned Monday's game into a rout in the early going, Millsap has been seeing an uptick in playing time over the last several games, as he seems to have moved ahead of Joe Ingles in the rotation. Millsap showed some glimpses of potential when he saw heavier minutes a season ago, but with the Utah Jazz 's primary wing players (Gordon Hayward, Rodney Hood, and Alec Burks) all enjoying relatively sound health this season, there might not be much more room for Millsap's role to grow.
Elijah Millsap did not receive any minutes Monday against the Warriors.
The 28-year-old has only participated in one out of the Utah Jazz 's last five games and could continue to ride the bench in the season ahead as he is deep in the depth charts.
Elijah Millsap came off the bench for 25 minutes in Wednesday's preseason game against the Lakers to contribute eight points, six rebounds, one assist, and one steal.
Millsap seems to be in line for a limited role off the bench this coming season after having a breakout rookie campaign last year under coach Quin Snyder. Barring unexpected injuries to Gordon Hayward, Joe Ingles, and Rodney Hood, Millsap will likely struggle finding relevancy in standard-sized leagues.
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