Paul Millsap PF ATL 3 months ago

Millsap signed a three-year, $58 million contract with the Hawks on Wednesday, reports.

The deal is accompanied by a player option for the third year, meaning Millsap will have the option to enter free agency after his age-32 season. Economics aside, he'll remain at the core of a Hawks frontcourt next to Al Horford after putting up the most stat-laden line of his nine-year career under the direction of coach Mike Budenholzer.

Paul Millsap PF ATL 4 months ago

Millsap (shoulder) said Thursday that his sprained right shoulder will not require offseason surgery, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The injury first surfaced near the end of the regular season, when Millsap missed five games prior to the start of the playoffs. While he wasn't visibly hampered during the postseason, Millsap's numbers took a dip, as he shot just 40.7 percent from the field in 16 contests. The free-agent-to-be will likely take several weeks off to recover before returning to basketball activities.

Paul Millsap PF ATL 4 months ago

Millsap may undergo surgery on his sprained right shoulder in the offseason, Howard Beck of the Bleacher Report reports.

Millsap suffered from the shoulder injury in April and missed fives games before being deemed healthy enough to play in the playoffs. Millsap's playoff numbers have dipped a bit, as he is shooting 41 percent from the field in the postseason compared 48 percent in the regular season and his shoulder may be the reason why. However, given that he played 46 minutes in his last outing, the All-Star is still expected to close out the playoffs, which could end for he and the Hawks as early as Tuesday night with the team down 3-0 to the Cavaliers.

Paul Millsap PF ATL 4 months ago

Millsap had a playoff-high 22 points (5-11 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 11-11 FT) with nine rebounds in 46 minutes in the overtime loss to Cleveland on Sunday.

Millsap bounced back from a miserable Game 2 performance in which he only had a playoff-low four points. The Hawks weren't able to overcome the loss of Al Horford, who was ejected in the third quarter, but Millsap looked like he took a larger part of the offense after his fellow forward was lost.

Paul Millsap PF ATL 4 months ago

Millsap struggled in Game 2's Eastern Conference Finals loss to the Cavaliers, posting four points, five rebounds, two assists, and two steals in 27 minutes of action.

Millsap couldn't get it going all night, going just 2-for-8 from the field. He'll need to step up his game for the Hawks to prevent going down 3-0 after Game 3. Look for him to recover from a weak performance.

Paul Millsap PF ATL 5 months ago

Millsap posted 20 points, 13 rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in 40 minutes of action in Game 6 against the Wizards.

Millsap went cold from the field, going just 7-for-20 for the night, but still had a strong performance that helped the Hawks get the win. He's been a vital asset for the Hawks this postseason, and they'll prepare to face the Cavaliers in the Conference Finals.

Paul Millsap PF ATL 5 months ago

Millsap will return to the starting lineup for Monday's Game 4, Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated reports.

Millsap fell ill prior to Game 3 on Saturday, leading to the decision to bring him off the bench and start Pero Antic. Millsap played only 23 minutes, finishing with eight points, two rebounds and two assists. Now healthy, look for his workload to increase and his production to follow suit.

Paul Millsap PF ATL 5 months ago

Millsap took part in morning shootaround Monday and if feeling fine heading into Game 4 against the Wizards, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Millsap was a late scratch from the starting lineup for Game 3 due to flu-like symptoms, limiting him to 23 minutes for the game. It appears all is well heading into Game 4, when he'll likely rejoin the starting lineup.

Paul Millsap PF ATL 5 months ago

Millsap said after Sunday's practice that he is feeling better after suffering from flu-like symptoms in Game 3 on Saturday.

Millsap was moved to the bench for Game 3 at the last second but his return to health suggests that he'll assume his normal role as a starter in Game 4 on Monday. If that does indeed come to fruition, Pero Antic will head back to the bench.

Paul Millsap PF ATL 5 months ago

Millsap (illness) played just 23 minutes off the bench Saturday in the Hawks' Game 3 loss to the Wizards, scoring eight points (2-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-5 FT) with two rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one block.

Millsap not only played off the bench, but sat down the stretch as the Hawks mounted an unsuccessful, but improbable nonetheless, comeback. He'll likely return to his customary role in the starting lineup for Game 4, and should be able to be counted on in postseason fantasy formats.