The Brooklyn Nets added more firepower to their already loaded roster by acquiring free agent Paul Millsap from the Denver Nuggets. The veteran forward was in the middle of a tug of war among several teams, including the Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, and Chicago Bulls.
Put perhaps sensing the Nets will give him the best chance to win his first ring, Millsap chose to join Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving. He will provide another steadying force off the bench with his no-nonsense style on both ends of the floor.
According, however, to a report by the New York Post, one unnamed NBA talent evaluator isn’t too optimistic. While most fans would tend to agree that getting Millsap, a four-time All-Star and a former All-Defensive Team member, was a solid move, the source believes otherwise.
“I think there’s a consensus around the league Millsap is washed. He doesn’t give them what they lost in Jeff Green, unfortunately.”
The 34-year-old Millsap will join former San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills as the newcomers for the Nets, who have already been tagged as the heavy favorite to win the title in the upcoming season. Curiously, Green, the man Millsap virtually replaced, went to the Nuggets in what now seems like a backdoor trade.
Durant, Harden, and Irving only played eight games together last season due to various injuries, and signing Millsap, who’s had a durable career, could be a form of insurance.