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January 29, 2015 Updates

He’s made 47-of-129 long balls this season (36.4 percent) after going 31-of-113 as a member of the Utah Jazz – in seven seasons! “I didn’t realize Paul could do this much,” coach Mike Budenholzer said not just of Wednesday but of Millsap’s past 15 or so months. “We thought he was going to be versatile, but I think he’s more versatile. We thought he could extend his range … he’s followed through and done that.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Against Brooklyn, Millsap blocked two shots and recorded a steal. He entered the night No. 12 in the NBA in steals (1.8 per game), and with his somewhat new-found long jumper, Millsap has become more dangerous. “Absolutely,” he said when asked if the threat of his 3-pointer has opened up the rest of his game. “I’m able to pump-fake, and put it on the ground and take guys off the dribble and try to create for my teammates.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

On an evening when he made a career-high 15-of-16 free throws, Millsap added 5-of-9 work from the field, including 3-of-5 3-pointers. He’s made 47-of-129 long balls this season (36.4 percent) after going 31-of-113 as a member of the Utah Jazz – in seven seasons! “I didn’t realize Paul could do this much,” coach Mike Budenholzer said not just of Wednesday but of Millsap’s past 15 or so months. “We thought he was going to be versatile, but I think he’s more versatile. We thought he could extend his range … he’s followed through and done that.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Though the Hawks were interested in a longer deal (Millsap wanted chance to re-up for one more big deal at age 30), neither side was locked in long term if it didn't work out. Under Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer, Millsap and the Hawks are a perfect fit, and they will try to extend the partnership, especially with Atlanta looking at a deep postseason run. They deserve each other for at least two more seasons. USA Today Sports

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Like Millsap, Korver recalls his time in a Jazz uniform fondly, and said he promotes the Utah team whenever given the opportunity. "I am a strong defender of Salt Lake City in the NBA," he said. "Whenever the Jazz come up, I always let everybody know this is a great place. I've got a lot of friends here, a lot of great memories, and we had some really great times playing here." Deseret News

December 29, 2014 Updates

Two starters, Paul Millsap and DeMarre Carroll, will be free agents at the end of the season. How important would be for the team to keep those guys? Kent Bazemore: I think the way we're playing, how we finish out the season will speak volumes for any free agents we have coming up. The chemistry is great, we are all familiar with each other. I think it'll work out. HoopsHype

December 3, 2014 Updates

They are back together this year. “I think it is so unique because Paul is a four but at times he plays like a three,” Horford said. “He can face-up. He can shoot the 3(-pointer) real well. He just knows how to play. He’s a really smart player. He’s efficient. The contrast really causes people problems. I’m starting to get more comfortable playing with him, finding my spots when he is making moves or vise versa. If I have the ball, I’m looking for him. It’s a process. We didn’t get to play much last season. We are still building that chemistry.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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The Knicks will have plenty of cap space and one edge in coach Derek Fisher being a former teammate of Millsap’s with the Jazz in 2006-07. ”There’s always some potential here [in Atlanta] for sure,’’ Millsap told The Post before the Hawks swept the home-and-home Monday. “But I’m trying not to think about it, trying to put it as far in the back of my head as possible until the end of the year and see what happens.’’ Asked about playing in New York, Millsap said, “Anywhere could be an option. But my loyalty right now is in Atlanta. Free agency is free agency. When it happens, I’ll weigh my options and see where I’m at. But I’m happy in Atlanta right now.’’ New York Post

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