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Report: Snyder defends Millsap

The Utah Jazz have a plethora of guards under contract and Elijah Millsap is likely on the bubble to make the regular-season opening 15-man roster. A report from ESPN claimed Millsap had "lost the trust of the Utah coaching staff," however Quin Snyder says that is not true.

      “It’s totally false. Elijah’s played really well,” Utah's head coach told

Jody Genessy of the Deseret News

    on Thursday. “I talked to Elijah once a week all summer. (Assistant) Brad Jones flew out to see him. ... I don’t even know what to (say). Ask Elijah how he feels about me and go from there.”

If Millsap does stick with the Jazz for a second season, he will enter 2015-16 fourth or fifth on the backcourt depth chart. Millsap is signed through 2016-17 and has no salary protection for either season.