Update: Paul Millsap is returning to the Denver Nuggets on a one-year deal in the ballpark of $10 million. The Athletic’s Shams Charania delivered the news on Saturday.
Free agent Paul Millsap has agreed to a one-year, $10M-plus deal to return to the Denver Nuggets, his agent DeAngelo Simmons tells @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 21, 2020
Charania went on to explain that Millsap fielded offers from over half of the league. The 35-year-old big fella originally signed with the Nuggets back in 2017.
The Celtics might look to fill the void created by Gordon Hayward’s departure with another NBA veteran and former Jazz player, Paul Millsap. According to The Athletic’s Jared Weiss, Boston has expressed interest in Millsap.
The Celtics are showing strong interest in former Nuggets big man Paul Millsap, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA. Millsap provides a veteran presence who fills an important need for the Celtics as they look to strengthen roster in the wake of Gordon Hayward’s departure.— Jared Weiss (@JaredWeissNBA) November 21, 2020
Millsap, prior to the start of free agency, was rumored to be a free-agent target for the Trail Blazers. Yesterday, a source revealed that Millsap was prepared to let the market play out before making a decision. The Nuggets, Millsap’s most-recent team, failed to keep Jerami Grant and signed forward JaMychal Green on Friday.
Last season, Millsap appeared in 51 regular season games (48 starts) with Denver. In those outings, he averaged 11.6 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. The Celtics could be in the market for help in their frontcourt after Enes Kanter and Gordon Hayward moved on from Boston.
Following the initial rumor from The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor, news regarding the Blazers’ potential interest in Millsap has not appeared.