HoopsHype Paul Millsap rumors

February 15, 2014 Updates
January 27, 2014 Updates

The Hawks power forward was largely ignored in fan voting as he did not register in the top 15 among Eastern Conference frontcourt players. However, Millsap is compiling numbers that can’t be ignored by NBA coaches as they fill out ballots to select the reserves for next month’s All-Star Game. “If he is not an All-Star, I don’t know what I’m going to do,” said DeMarre Carroll, Millsap’s teammate with the Jazz the past two seasons and now with the Hawks. “I’m going to go to the league and talk to them. He deserves to be on the All-Star team. We’ve been hurt and he has led us.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

December 28, 2013 Updates
December 24, 2013 Updates

Credit the Hawks’ Paul Millsap for trying to make the right play, he slides over and tries to draw the charge on LeBron James. But he just ends up in another LeBron highlight. After the game — where the Heat beat the Hawks in OT — in a televised interview LeBron joked about having a couple of these poster dunks the last couple games (he destroyed Ben McLemore the other night) saying “I guess guys thought I lost it or something, but I feel pretty good.” NBCSports.com

December 20, 2013 Updates
December 19, 2013 Updates

It didn’t take long for Paul Millsap to find a new home with the Atlanta Hawks this off-season. Now all the NBA forward has to do is part ways with his old one — the home he’s trying to sell in Sandy, UT. A 2006 second-round pick, Millsap spent seven seasons with the Utah Jazz before inking a two-year, $19 million contract with the Hawks in July. He waited all of two months before listing the gargantuan 11,797-square-foot home outside Salt Lake City. Located 19 miles south of EnergySolutions Arena, the Millsap mansion sits on a secluded one-acre lot at the mouth of Cottonwood Canyon. The home has six bedrooms and eight bathrooms and luxury features that include 10-foot vaulted ceilings, a walkout basement with a movie theater, and the one amenity no basketball player should be without: the indoor hardwood. Realtor

December 17, 2013 Updates

One source familiar with the situation said the Houston Rockets could trade center Omer Asik by Thursday. The Sixers, Atlanta Hawks and New Orleans Pelicans have all been considered ongoing candidates. The latest candidate is the Celtics, but according to a source close to the team's front office, they're a long shot. Boston likes Asik, but is not willing to move forwards Jared Sullinger or Jeff Green, who the Rockets have been after steadily for a long time. Two sources said "it makes a lot of sense" for Asik to be traded to the Hawks for power forward Paul Millsap. In that scenario, Asik would slip into the starting center position in Atlanta alongside Al Horford, and Millsap would become the starting power forward in Houston next to Dwight Howard. Bleacher Report

December 16, 2013 Updates
December 15, 2013 Updates

As stated Friday morning in our most recent Asik post, trying to gauge Atlanta's true willingness to part with the floor-stretching Paul Millsap -- whom Houston naturally covets in this situation -- is a major challenge thanks to ever-coy Hawks GM Danny Ferry. Yet more than one long-time Ferry-watcher is convinced that what he's trying do in Atlanta is amass a collection of Millsaps (translation: coveted trade pieces) so he has enough of them to jump right into the heart of the bidding when the next NBA superstar becomes available via trade like we saw in February 2011, when Carmelo Anthony and Deron Williams were traded on back-to-back days before the deadline. ESPN.com

December 13, 2013 Updates

Many league insiders maintain that the Rockets' No. 1 target in an Asik deal is Hawks forward Paul Millsap, who will join more than 100 players who signed contracts in July in becoming trade-eligible Dec. 15, which happens to be Sunday. We caution, though, that gauging the Hawks' true willingness to part with Millsap -- after signing him to a two-year, $19 million deal that increasingly ranks as one of the league's best bargains -- remains a mystery thanks to ever-coy Hawks GM Danny Ferry. ESPN.com

December 12, 2013 Updates

A source said Rockets center Omer Asik, who just switched agents to powerbroker Arn Tellem, is "going to be moved really soon." Two sources said "it makes a lot of sense" for Asik to be traded to the Atlanta Hawks for power forward Paul Millsap. In that scenario, Asik would slip into the starting center position in Atlanta, alongside Al Horford, and Millsap would become the starting power forward in Houston next to Dwight Howard. One NBA scout said the trade would be more beneficial to the Rockets. "Asik is a liability for Atlanta," the scout said. "I think he's a talented rebounder and a pretty good basketball player all around, but Atlanta needs better point guard play besides Jeff Teague." Bleacher Report

December 7, 2013 Updates
November 19, 2013 Updates

Tom Haberstroh: Some news out of shootaround: Lou Williams and Paul Millsap both out vs. Heat tonight. Ray Allen and Udonis Haslem went thru shootaround. Twitter @tomhaberstroh

November 7, 2013 Updates
October 22, 2013 Updates

Paul Millsap will sit out the Hawks’ final two exhibition games – tonight versus the Pacers and Wednesday at the Mavericks – due to a sore left Achilles. The forward has been nursing the injury of late but had to leave Sunday’s exhibition against the Grizzlies late in the third quarter. He did not practice Monday and received ice and treatment. “I think we are going to be conservative and cautious and give him the next couple days off,” coach Mike Budenholzer said. “Just let him rehab and rest and make sure he’s feeling really good going into the season.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

July 16, 2013 Updates

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