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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
Early in Monday’s double-overtime heartbreaker at Miami, Nuggets’ forward Paul Millsap pump-faked to get defender James Johnson in the air. And then the four-time all-star froze. “I didn’t know how to finish,” Millsap said. “I was so hesitant to finish with my left hand that (Johnson) ended up catching up and blocking my shot. Simple things like that have been tough for me to adjust to.”
Nuggets coach Michael Malone has repeatedly expressed sympathy for Millsap, saying his personal reintegration has been “a greater challenge than I think anybody would ever realize.” But that’s created a bit of a conundrum for the coach — trying to get Millsap back in form while also trying to prevent a trickle-down effect that disrupts an offense that was one of the NBA’s best in February. “You can tell he’s not 100 percent,” Malone said. “He’s not the Paul Millsap that we signed this summer, that played before he got hurt, because he is limited. He’s not able to play as effectively as he has been his whole career. “It’s a fine line of going to him and trying to help him get into a rhythm, but not also putting a burden on him where he feels like he has to carry a load. Because I don’t know if he’s ready to carry that load.”
Yet as the Nuggets continue on this season-long, seven-game road trip, they were heartened about the direction they seem to be headed. Wins are needed – they are in 10th in the Western Conference and 2 ½ games out of the eighth spot – but they feel more equipped to get them after taking the Heat to the brink in one of the most entertaining games of the season. “It hurts,” forward Paul Millsap said. “We worked so hard. Go double overtime and end up losing the game. But, there’s still hope. We’ve still got a few more games on this road trip; games that we’ve got to get. But the door is not slammed yet. We’ve still got hope. We’ve just got to get out there and take care of business.”