Paul Millsap has agreed to sign with the Denver Nuggets, Shams Charania of The Vertical reported late Sunday night.
Free agent Paul Millsap has agreed to a three-year, $90M with the Denver Nuggets, league sources tell The Vertical.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 3, 2017
Millsap has carved out quite the career for himself since being taken No. 47 of the 2006 NBA draft. He’s spent the last 4 seasons with the Atlanta Hawks, where he was named an All-Star all four years and made the All-Defensive team in 2016. Prior to that, Millsap played his first seven seasons in the league with the Jazz. He is one of the best two-way players at his position, a solid rebounder, and a very good passer.
After averaging a career-high 18.1 points and 3.7 assists per game, to go along with 7.7 rebounds per game last season, Millsap now goes to Denver and will surely serve as a steady veteran presence and huge contributor for this young team. The Nuggets have had a need at the power forward position for a while. Despite having a number of players at the position signed through next season, the Nuggets lacked a power forward with size, who can defender, and shoot consistently from the outside. Millsap is the perfect fit to put next to rising star big man Nikola Jokic, giving them one of the best passing frontcourts in the NBA. Millsap should also serve well in providing defensive responsibilities where Jokic may lack now, as he continues to develop as a player.
This signing may be just what is needed to help the Nuggets return to the playoffs after a four-year absence, considering the team missed the postseason this past year by just one game.
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