News about Paul Millsap next move in the offseason is the subject of online discussion nowadays. Latest news is saying that he is anticipated to opt out with the Atlanta Hawks and will choose to become a free agent. Will he leave the Hawks and try on a fresh start with other teams?
Paul Millsap still has a one-year contract with the Atlanta Hawks before he becomes an unrestricted free agent after the 2017-2018 season. But the one-year contract is a player option which means that Millsap has the option to sign or not. So it is interesting to see if he will stay put with the Hawks or find a new team next season.
Paul Millsap was once the subject of rumor mills last month. Teams like the Toronto Raptors, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers and even the Cleveland Cavaliers was linked to him before the trade deadline ends but the Atlanta Hawks choose not to trade their 32-year old power forward. The Hawks organization are said to be willing to re-sign him in contract extension after the ongoing regular season but it appears that Millsap has something different in mind.
According to CBSSports, Paul Millsap will opt out with his contract with the Atlanta Hawks and prefer to become a free agent after the season. Though he will opt out, many are still predicting that he will re-sign with the Hawks but just wants to test the free agency market to know his value right now.
Paul Millsap is contributing very well for the Atlanta Hawks this season averaging 18.1 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1 blocks in 65 games he has played. He is a four-time NBA All-Star and been selected to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team last year. Though he turned 32 last month, he leads the Hawks in points and second in team's rebounds and assists category.
Teams like the Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Lakers have already shown interest on Paul Millsap since the trade deadline last month but the Golden State Warriors are rumored to be one strong suitor for him in the offseason. The Warriors is always a contender for the title every year which could lure Millsap to join but will the Warriors have enough cap space to absorbed his $21 million salary?