Jazz pick up option on forward Millsap, make offer to guard Miles

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Jazz exercised the team option on forward Paul Millsap and made a qualifying offer to shooting guard C.J. Miles on Saturday.

Millsap has been a surprise contributor to the Jazz since they got him with the 47th pick in the 2006 draft. He has played in all 164 regular-season games and the 29 playoff games Utah has played in the last two seasons.

Millsap averaged 8.1 points and 5.6 rebounds last season and led the Jazz in rebounding seven times.

The Jazz had until Monday to make an offer to Miles, who is a restricted free agent and can receive offers from other teams starting Tuesday. Terms of the offer were not released.

The Jazz will have the right to match any offers to Miles, a second-round draft pick out of high school in 2005.