Paul Millsap leaving Hawks to join Denver Nuggets

Denver visited Atlanta to meet with Millsap on Saturday, according to multiple reports.

Before signing a three-year, $90 million contract with the Nuggets, Paul Millsap was recruited by an athlete from another sport in Denver.

"They made that known", Millsap said Monday.

The Suns have reportedly been open to taking on salary and players to obtain future assets which make them a ideal trading partner for Denver to consolidate their roster.

Because he didn't debut as an All-Star until age 29, eight years into his National Basketball Association career, Millsap might feel a little younger than he really is.

But a couple of days later, National Basketball Association (NBA) insider Adrian Wojnarowski said the Suns have made a decision to go all-in on their youth movement, and TNT's David Aldridge reported that the Timberwolves may be out of the race as well. They didn't want to make an offer.

"It was pretty simple". I'm happy with the team I'm with.

And the Western Conference gets even more hard.

Offensively, I'd expect Millsap and Jokic to form a versatile combination along the lines of Millsap's partnership with Al Horford in Atlanta. Not hatin'. Go get your paper.

With Paul Millsap's addition, the Nuggets further boost their lineup that already has Danilo Gallinari, Kenneth Faried, and Wilson Chandler in it. The Nuggets were one of the teams that extremely interested in trading for Millsap.

Turns out, the Hawks never even made him an offer. Millsap was drafted 47th overall in the 2006 draft but has turned into one of the premiere power forwards in the league. He averaged career-highs in points and assists per game last season. It's a significant raise from the $38.7 million he's received over the last two seasons. The Nuggets' team he joins is young in terms of overall experience.

This is a fantastic partnership for both Millsap and Denver, one that greatly helps the teams chances of making it back into the playoff picture.

Vanessa Coleman

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