NBA veteran Paul Millsap is clearly a hot commodity this summer. With the Brooklyn Nets and Golden State Warriors already showing interest in signing the 36-year-old, the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Clippers have now entered the race as well, according to The Athletic’s Sham Charania.
Millsap spent the last four seasons with the Denver Nuggets, helping them reach the Western Conference finals in 2020. During his time in the Mile-High City, he averaged 11.8 points and 6.1 rebounds while shooting 47% from the field and 37% from downtown.
Paul Millsap was once a four-time All-Star with the Atlanta Hawks and brings tons of experience to any contender. His ability to score the rock and defend at a high level is certainly valuable. There is still a chance he returns to the Nuggets, but the forward is looking for a taxpayer MLE of $5.9 million but Denver is roughly $3.5 million below the luxury tax line right now.
The Bulls have already had a fantastic summer, signing the likes of DeMar DeRozan, Alex Caruso, and Lonzo Ball. Adding Paul Millsap to the fold would be the icing on the cake.
As for the Clips, they could use some more help on the wings, especially with Kawhi Leonard expected to miss most of next season with a knee injury. As you can see, Paul Millsap has a lot of options. It will ultimately come down to the money he’s offered and where the vet can potentially win a chip.