In a free agency in which there is less and less to scratch, Paul Millsap is the only player who is still raffling off various franchises. The already known interest of the Nets and Warriors is now joined by that of the Bulls and Clippers according to information collected by Shams Charania for The Athletic. After the departure of Lauri Markkanen and the arrival of Derrick Jones Jr., the Chicago team are looking for a player who can fill the role of open four. Similar to the Clippers’ intentions after Patrick Patterson’s departure.
In both cases, Millsap could improve the performance of his predecessors or, in the case of the Bulls, represent a cheaper option for a supporting role in a presumptive substitution. Beyond staying on the line of three, the veteran power forward continues to be a player who understands the environment that surrounds him and who can add in various offensive facets. In addition, projecting his minutes, he continues to register defensive figures very similar to those he has averaged as a professional.
In view of signing for the minimum veteran, the decision he makes will depend on the project that seems most appealing, but he aims to be a good signing in any of the scenarios. Last season Millsap averaged 9 points and 4.7 rebounds in just over 20 minutes of game per night.
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