In March, Atlanta Hawks star forward Paul Millsap announced he will not resign with Atlanta but test out his other options. Millsap said he would like to stay in Atlanta but he is still going to see what’s out there.
Paul Millsap has had another great season, averaging 18.1 points, 7.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game. He also earned his fourth consecutive all-star appearance this season. Millsap continues to shine every season from each area of the floor, which makes him a great player and an all-star most years.
Millsap is one of the smaller power forwards standing at 6’8″ while other power forwards can be 6’10” or 6’11”. One reason Millsap is so good is because of his aggressiveness. He continues to grab lots of rebounds and out-rebound many 7-foot centers.
Millsap is reportedly looking for a five-year, $207-million deal or could settle for a four-year, $154-million contract. If Millsap decides to accept the player option, he will receive $21.4 million and would have one more year until his contract expires again.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are one team that have shown interest in Millsap. Millsap would be a key player for the Thunder adding experience for the team and great leadership for younger players. The 32-year-old would also be a force in the paint who could support Steven Adams and Enes Kanter.
Another team interested in Millsap is, the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs are known for having veteran stars on their team and Millsap is just that. Millsap would help the Spurs in a big way by being a big force in the starting lineup or by coming off the bench behind LaMarcus Aldridge to have a solid player with energy when you need one most.
Although there are many options we will not know if Millsap will stay in Atlanta or go somewhere else until the summer. Watch this offseason while Millsap makes a big decision for his career.