With Nets, Bulls, and Warriors Interested, Where Should Paull Millsap Sign This Off-Season?

Published 08/31/2021, 12:56 AM EDT
Sep 22, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap (middle) and Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) battle for a rebound during the second half of game three of the Western Conference Finals of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


The NBA free agency did not disappoint this season with big signings all around the league. However, it doesn’t seem to be over just yet.  35 YO Paul Millsap has received interest from several teams in the league. He completed his four-year stint with the Denver Nuggets and went to the Conference finals once. Now a free agent, he has a big decision ahead of him with big teams are pursuing him.

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While the Clippers were the first team to reach out, they have far gone down since then. Teams such as the Golden State Warriors, Brooklyn Nets and Chicago Bulls have now shown major interest in the 35 YO forward. So, what should be Millsap’s next destination?

Jan 3, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves center Naz Reid (11) drives to the basket as Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap (4) plays defense in the second half at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Paul Millsap to Brooklyn?

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The most probable destination for Millsap would be with the Brooklyn Nets. With a ‘Big 3’ of Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, and James Harden, his chances of winning are at an all-time high.

This is mainly because DeAndre Jordan is most likely to leave the Nets this season. If they are successful in adding Milsap, their offensive firepower will certainly have no match. Moreover, they will also get veteran guidance in their roster.

Aug 19, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap (center) is congratulated by center Nikola Jokic (left) and guard Jamal Murray (27) against the Utah Jazz in game two of the first round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bulls

The Bulls went through some major changes through this off-season. Notably, they signed DeMar DeRozan from the San Antonio Spurs and also point guard, Lonzo Ball. They already had an All-Star duo with Zach Lavine and Nikola Vucevic, and have now added more to the fuel.

However, despite a talented roster last season, they failed t0 make the playoffs, once again. Their last playoff appearance came in 2017, where they lost in the first round. However, with their new look, they have high chances this season.

DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 12: Trae Young (11) of the Atlanta Hawks drives on Paul Millsap (4) of the Denver Nuggets during the third quarter on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Moreover, Chicago lost two forwards in the off-season as well. Millsap would add in great depth to their already stacked offence. Millsap put on a show in the playoffs for Denver last season, so he would be a great addition to the team.

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The Golden State Warriors have also come out as a team that have an interest in pursuing the free agent forward. The Bay themselves are on a road to recovery this season. With Curry playing at full force, and Klay set to return, they surely have a chance to blow everyone away.

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May 16, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates with forward Draymond Green (23) against the Memphis Grizzlies during the fourth quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Currently, their main goal is to make the playoffs this season. A signing of Millsap would boost their chances greatly. Despite being 35, he would fit into any rotation, and his 9 points per game off the bench would benefit the Warriors in a great way.

Millsap’s efficiency would work perfectly for the Bay, who are trying to get back to glory.

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With quite a few teams lining up, where do you think Millsap should sign? Let us know in the comments below.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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