Predicting Atlanta’s First Move After Paul Millsap Era

Paul Millsap Atlanta Hawks Denver Nuggets

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Recently, the Atlanta Hawks lost their All-Star forward Paul Millsap. Monday the Denver Nuggets signed Millsap to a 3-year $90 million deal. As the Hawks look for a new replacement, here are 3 players that would help them replace Millsap.

1. Brandon Bass

Brandon Bass is 32 years old and is going into his 13th season in the NBA. Bass has played for many teams during his career and last played for the Los Angeles Clippers.

Recently, Bass has been in a decline in his career, but if Atlanta gives him a bigger role, he can begin to prove himself. He is a great mid-range shooter and can also attack the basket tremendously.

2. Zach Randolph

Zach Randolph is 35 years old and has played in the NBA for 16 years and is entering his 17th. Randolph has a strong interest to join the Cleveland Cavaliers and has been in talks with them. If the Hawks do reach out to him, he would be more likely to go for lots of money because they are not currently championship contenders.

Randolph has averaged 16.8 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 1.8 assists during his career. He would provide great post presence and help get many rebounds. The veteran would provide great leadership and experience for many younger players on the Hawks.

3. David Lee

David Lee is 34 years old and is going into his 13th season in the NBA. Lee is a reasonable signing as he has played with the San Antonio Spurs where Mike Budenholzer used to coach. Therefore, Lee would be used to the coaching style.

The veteran forward is a great all-around player who can exceed in the post. He is also a very experienced player who has won an NBA championship and is a 2 time All-Star. If the Hawks decide to pursue Lee, he could be an excellent signing for the Hawks.

At the end of the day, there are 29 other teams that could also sign these players. These players are the best to replace Millsap and Atlanta should go out and try to sign these guys.


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