The Nets have reached an agreement with Paul Millsap to find a new team for the 36-year forward, Shams Charania of The Athletic tweets.
Brooklyn will look to trade the little-used big man and could waive him if those efforts fail. Millsap has only played in two of the Nets’ last 17 games. Overall, he’s seen action in 24 games off the bench this season, averaging 3.4 PPG and 3.7 RPG in 11.3 MPG.
Millsap agreed to a one-year, veteran’s minimum contract in free agency to join a championship contender after his former team, the Nuggets, didn’t pursue him. He spent four seasons in Denver, averaging 9.0 PPG, 4.7 RPG, and 1.8 APG on .476/.343/.724 shooting in 56 games (20.8 MPG) in 2020/21.
The Warriors, Bulls, and Clippers showed interest in Millsap last summer, so perhaps one of those clubs might be willing to trade for him.
31 thoughts on “Nets Agree To Find New Home For Paul Millsap”
Go get him, AKME! He’d look good in Chicago
Yess….agree with u
The Wolves could use both his size and his maturity right now.
As a wolves fan I can only dream
this was a dumb signing from the beginning
MIAMI HEAT PLEASE!!!! Also Steve Nash is hilariously bad at his job
Ha ha ha Nash is so bad that the Nets went to the semis and lost to the eventual Champs by a toe with his 3rd best player not playing and his 2nd best player a shell and a decoy. I’m cracking up here it’s not like the Nets are 28-16 and 3rd in the East with Kyrie only playing in all of 5 games, Durant injured and Harden just barely getting adjusted to the new foul enforcement.
His rotation decisions have been inconsistent, and usually bad. That was a significant reason they havent been even better this year, with a way better roster than last year. Kevin Durant almost single handedly won it for them last year, which is the main thing they still have going for them, but they are still yet to consistently use the guys around him the way they should. Obviously Harris being injured has been an issue, but they brought in these versatile defenders that can playmake, and they haven’t been consistently used correctly
Hard to say they haven’t gotten better as we haven’t had much of a chance to see Kyrie, Durant and Harden play together due to injuries, protocols or Kyrie being Kyrie. It’s not just those 3 either. As you mentioned Harris has only played 14 games to go along with that Claxton has only played 20 games.
If your full squad isn’t available and you know you’re going to make the playoffs anyway why not tinker and see what works so you know what you have? I don’t of it as Nash being a bad coach I think of it as seeing what you have and exploring all options if certain situations arise.
I dont think Nash knows how to run a modern nba rotation, but he is far from alone in that regard. That being said, it’s still really important when you have a team that should be a winner. Last year, I never once thought for a single second they had any shot of winning. This year, they came in as the favorites and have only dropped, in my view, and injuries arent the reason. I still think Kevin Durant alone makes them a significant problem, but there are things that can mess it up for him, and 1 of those things is Steve Nash not knowing the skillsets of the players on his roster, and not knowing what works against other matchups. I dont look at missing 1 or both of Kyrie or Harden as a big deal either. If anything, that should help their defense and playmaking. The Heat missing Butler and/or Bam has helped their spacing, for example. You can disagree with that b/c of their names, but I dont look at it that way
I never have put a lot of stock in Kyrie. Harden though can be a difference maker though. Honestly there’s the Warriors, Bucks, Suns, Nets and possibly the Jazz if they can get their it together that can win a championship this year. I don’t think Nash is the problem, he’s doing his best trying to figure out all options for a team where the regular season doesn’t matter.
Right now, GS is probably a favorite assuming health. They can matchup with anyone. I dont think Phoenix is as good as last year, but they’re still really good. Things are also kind of at a place where certain moves can potentially be made by a couple of teams where they might be in that range as well
Dallas, Chicago, Minnesota, Sacramento, Portland all make sense as well, but as I’ve been saying for multiple years, he would be perfect for the Heat. Obviously, PJ Tucker has been extremely good, so the idea of starting Milsap and bringing in Tucker afterwards is a little less likely, but he still gives them size they need at that position, a really good defender, and shot making from that spot
Doubt they’d trade him to the team they’re chasing for the #1 seed.
You’re overestimating the impact a 36-year-old Paul Millsap would have on any new team he joins.
Yeah, idk if theyd trade him to the Bulls, but he’d surely be a welcomed addition. The Bulls, without P.Williams, need a solid role playing 4, and that’s Millsap, to a certain degree.
He certainly isn’t the player he once was, but I’m sure he could give you a solid 15min a game, and that’s precisely what the Bulls really need.
Did anyone in Nets MGT watch him play at all last season…. He was Millsapped.
Your pun was aPAULing
Agree, not up to par
Claude, I could’ve turned it around and PaslliMed to the Knicks.
Millsap and a future 2nd to PHI for Simmons??
That’s about all Simmons is worth, my friend.
I strongly disagree, Philly has to add 1st rder for anyone to take on his max contract.
Can we trade Klay Thompson so we can be good again?
Klay is a rock star but Father Time is …
We were losing before Klay came back, so be patient. Rather, we need to get Green healthy asap. We all knew we werent going to win 70+ games. Most of the die hard fams knew even 60 wins this season was a success.
Wait, are you implying there are GSW fans that wouldn’t consider 60 wins a success? Ya’ll are spoiled AF
@omar 5 Wait, how do you go from what one anonymous guy posts to all Warrior’s fans? What the hell is an AF?
Seriously? Klay needs time after missing 2 years. The Warriors were playing above their heads the first month of the season as Curry was playing as good as he ever has. Since then Curry’s level on offense has sunk to probably as poor at it has been since before the championship run began. That combined with Draymond being out has the Warriors looking pretty mediocre right now.
What is the point of it all for Millsap and many other nba players? He did whatever to stay with hawks when they should have traded him before he left anyway months later in FA. He did NOT want to be traded. Same with horford. Coach fired. For players 1. Do whatever just to be on a champion team or 2. Must make the most money 3. Get playing time or 4. Start.
Often it seems like players want it all. I used to be pro player but the nba has pushed things to the other extreme.