HoopsHype Elijah Millsap rumors
By the way, keep an eye on Jam forward Elijah Millsap. Through the first two games of the D-League season, the 6-6 forward is putting up 21.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.5 steals per contest. Because Millsap is not under contract with the Suns, he could be called up by any NBA team. The Jam do, however, run a Phoenix-specific offense because they are the Suns' single-team affiliate. It's never a bad thing to know another young talent can put up major numbers in Phoenix's system. NBA.com
General Manager John Hammond announced today that the Milwaukee Bucks have requested waivers on Chris Wright and Elijah Millsap. Wright, 26, appeared in eight games for the Bucks in 2013-14 and averaged 6.0 points and 2.5 rebounds per game. He also played in 41 games for the Maine Red Claws of the NBA D-League last season and earned an All-Star berth with his 19.8 points, 8.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.4 blocks per game. Wright did not appear in a 2014 preseason game for the Bucks. NBA.com
Los Angeles D-Fenders: OFFICIAL: The Los Angeles D-Fenders have acquired Elijah Millsap, he avg 18.4 p, 6.2 r & 3.4 a in 2 seasons with LA pic.twitter.com/dvBIzvCNab Twitter
A number's game, however, could cost Millsap a chance at a crack at NBA life. The Thunder's roster is at 15 guaranteed contracts, the maximum allowed under league rules. In order for Millsap to make the team, he must perform well enough to force the front office to trade or waive a player before the regular season opener. A more likely option is for Millsap to wind up on the Tulsa 66ers, the Oklahoma City-owned NBA Developmental League affiliate of the Thunder. However it plays out, Millsap can rest assured he has made a name for himself. "He's very aggressive defensively," said Thunder coach Scott Brooks. "That's what we like about what he brings to our team. He makes our camp very competitive. He's not mistake-free. But there's not one drill or day in practice that he did not come with 100 percent effort. That's what he is about." Oklahoman
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