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Is this Millsap's last Jazz home game?

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Sports) - Paul Millsap, the longest tenured player on the Jazz, could be playing his last home game in Utah tomorrow night.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Sports) - Could this be Paul Millsap's final home game in a Jazz uniform?

The Jazz play their home finale Friday night against Minnesota, and Millsap, who will become an unrestricted free agent this summer, could be making his final appearance at Energy Solutions Arena as a member of the only NBA team he has played for.

But Millsap is not thinking about his future just yet.

"I'm not approaching this game any differently than any other game," he said. "Especially these last few weeks, my main goal and main focus is to win."

Millsap is the longest tenured player on the Jazz roster. Now in his 7th season in Utah, Millsap has been a rock for the Jazz, having missed just 18 games in his career. Millsap has always been labeled as an overachiever ever since the Jazz drafted him in the second round back in 2006.

"He's worked a lot on his game to be the player that he is," said head coach Tyrone Corbin. "He understands how he has to play with his size to be effective. He's improved his shooting on the perimeter. He's been a great teammate and a great guy in the community."

But with Millsap expected to command anywhere from 8-10 million dollars per year on the free agent market, the Jazz may decide to give more playing time to Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter and let Millsap go.

Millsap says he has no idea what the Jazz will decide to do, and doesn't want to think about it until after the season is over. But if this is in fact his last home game with the Jazz, he will look back at his time in Utah fondly.

"I don't have enough time to talk about it all," Millsap said. "I mean, it's been a long road. I've seen a lot, done a lot and met some great people. Everyone that I've met has been a part of my growth and been a part of me getting better as a person and as a basketball player."

But if the Jazz do make the playoffs, this fan favorite will be around for at least a little while longer.

"We feel like we have a great chance if we win out," said Millsap. "Our playoff hopes and dreams are still alive, so we just have to wait and see what happens."

After that, Jazz fans will have to wait and see what happens with Millsap.
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