Kings Very Interested In Paul Millsap

JANUARY 5, 8:31pm: Sources have confirmed Vivlamore’s tweet that the Kings have expressed interest in Millsap, tweets Basketball Insiders’ Alex Kennedy.

JANUARY 5, 8:11pm: The Kings are “very interested” in Paul Millsap tweets Hawks beat reporter Chris Vivlamore. The reporter’s comments come in light of the Wednesday night Kyle Korver trade and the ensuing comment from The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski that the Hawks are in active trade talks with several teams.

In an article about the Korver trade, The Vertical’s Shams Charania echoed the sentiment:

Atlanta is engaged in discussions with several teams on forward Paul Millsap, and the organization is motivated to move him sooner rather than later, sources said. Toronto, Denver, Sacramento and Philadelphia have expressed an interest in Millsap, who can become a free agent in July.

Millsap’s name has been a staple in rumors this season, but the Korver deal proves to be the biggest indication that the team is ready to officially begin their rebuild. Jeff Schultz, also of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, suggested as much in a feature Wednesday night.

In a separate article from Tuesday, Vivlamore wrote that Atlanta was doing its due diligence on all of Millsap, Korver, Thabo Sefalosha, Kris Humphries and Tiago Splitter so as to gauge their trade value.

Still, the Korver trade is notably significant because it represents a deviation from the path the team was publicly said to be pursuing. Per Vivlamore in a third feature, Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer told Millsap as recently as Tuesday that the team’s main focus was on winning games now.

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8 thoughts on “Kings Very Interested In Paul Millsap

  1. squish

    Unless the hawks determined they like dunleavy more (or can trade him for more) than korver. Then they pick up a pick and get a better player

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  2. Kings are all in on making the playoffs this year and losing in the first round

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    • gmflores27

      Lol they will have the worst postseason series of all time IF they make it

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      • ChaplinBaseball

        It’s now or never mentality that contending teams have as right now. I agreed that if they make it, most likely will face the Warriors which they will sweep them.

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  3. Z-A

    Just going to NBA Trade Machine trying to make a trade work is sort of difficult b/c I don’t know that the Hawks would want Afflalo, Tolliver, or Koufos. It’d have to be something like:

    Millsap + Dunleavy for
    Afflalo, Koufos, Richardson, and Labissiere

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    • KingsRoar

      What about Millsap for Gay and Koufos it works out

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      • Z-A

        If the Kings are “all-in” for playoffs wouldn’t it behoove them to keep Gay?

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    • The Suns want to move Brandon knight and the kings are also interested in him. If the Suns move knight they can take on ugly contracts and that could get them a 1st rounder.

      Hawks: Gay, Labissiere, M. Richardson, Kings 1st round (Bulls own it-top 10 protected))

      Kings: Millsap, B. Knight (they need and want a point guard), PJ Tucker

      Suns: Koufous, Afflalo (Suns can eat contracts and waive players or keep the veterans around for their younger guys) Hawks 1st round unprotected, Kings 2019 top 5 protected.

      I see a trade of this nature happening. These numbers probably don’t add up exactly (they’re close) but the schematics do. Kings think they’re contending (no idea why) and Hawks/Suns are rebuilding. Hawks could have chance of resigning gay after season since he won’t sign with the kings.

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