The Orlando Magic made the Atlanta Hawks sweat a bit by offering Paul Millsap a four-year, $80 million deal, but Millsap has decided to stay in Atlanta:
Breaking: Paul Millsap signs deal to stay with Atlanta Hawks, NBA source tells the Salt Lake Tribune
— Tony Jones (@Tjonessltrib) July 1, 2015
Millsap didn’t take a four-year deal with the Hawks, instead opting for a three-year deal with an option:
Millsap will sign a three-year deal worth about $60 million with his option on the third year with the Hawks, sources told ESPN
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) July 1, 2015
This will allow Millsap to get into free agency in another two years after the cap goes up. He also signed a two-year deal in 2013, but this time he’s getting significantly more money.
It’s been a rather eventful day for Atlanta, who lost a key member of its team from last year in DeMarre Carroll to the Toronto Raptors. However, getting Millsap back is huge, and the Hawks have also bolstered their frontcourt rotation by acquiring Tiago Splitter from the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs were looking to dump Splitter’s salary in order to have space for Danny Green and also LaMarcus Aldridge, who has yet to make a decision on his next destination.
Millsap has been a key member of the Hawks the last two seasons, going to the All-Star Game both years. His strong all-around game is a great fit in Atlanta, and that frontcourt trio of Millsap/Horford/Splitter is excellent.