Report: Paul Millsap agrees to 3-year, $90M deal with Nuggets
One of the most versatile forwards of this free-agent class, Millsap was eyed by many teams as a jack of all trades at the power forward position, eventually drawing a strong interest from the Nuggets, who forked out a hefty sum to get the Louisiana native on board.
Millsap and his agent, DeAngelo Simmons, had prior discussions with the Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns — both teams avidly looking to fill the power forward spot — but the two ultimately met with the Nuggets on Sunday and agreed on the move.
With Dwight Howard gone to the Charlotte Hornets and a revamped front office, the 6-foot-8 forward chose to team up with another gifted passing big on Nikola Jokic, a move that likely spells the end for forward Kenneth Faried at the Mile High City.
The 32-year-old is one of the many Eastern Conference talents sailing out West in this free agency window, joining yet another team with hopes of making the Western Conference playoffs after being eliminated late in the season by Russell Westbrook’s Oklahoma City Thunder.
Millsap has his best scoring campaign this past season, putting up 18.1 points along with 7.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.3 steals, and 0.9 blocks per game in 69 games under head coach Mike Budenholzer. His numbers looked that much better in the playoffs, putting up 24.3 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 4.3 assists in a first-round series loss to the Washington Wizards.