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Paul Millsap
Paul Millsap
Position: F-C
Born: 02/10/85
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:244 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
Salary: $30,769,231
Calling his presence back with the Nuggets “therapeutic,” forward Paul Millsap talked for the first since suffering a left wrist injury about it and what’s to come with Altitude Sports and Nuggets.com on Wednesday. He recently was fitted with a hard cast. “I gotta stick with the cast,” Millsap said. “It’s part of me now. But, it’s been a tough journey, a tough road, a tough few weeks being that this is the longest time that I’ve missed. But I’m here to support my team, and I’m glad I’m here.” The cast, Millsap said, will be on for a long while. He detailed the next steps when it does come time for it to be removed. “Once the cast comes off I’m just rehabbing trying to get the range of motion back, get it strengthened back up,” he said. “I’m hoping it will take a few weeks, or it might take a month – however long the training staff tells me it will take is how long I’ve got to wait.”
Nuggets’ head coach Michael Malone knows what Paul Millsap brings to the team on a day-to-day basis — whether he’s playing or not — and wants him around the young team as much as possible when he’s healed. “I think it’s really important for him — when he’s able to — to be around as much as possible; to travel with us as much as possible,” Malone said. “Whether he’s starting for us at power forward, or he’s rehabbing from a wrist surgery; he’s a big part of this team moving forward. He can still have a profound impact on all of our guys whether he’s wearing a suit or if he’s just on the practice court encouraging guys.”
Although he will be sidelined, Millsap can still build chemistry with his teammates by talking and interacting at practices, shootarounds, and team functions. He can still continue to instill a winning mentality within the team which — in turn — can lead to newfound success when he returns to the hardwood. “Whenever he’s able to get back into the gym, we want him around as much as possible,” Malone said. “When he’s cleared to travel, we want him traveling with us as much as possible because I think it’s going to be healthy for him and beneficial for us as well.”