76ers reportedly have interest in veteran free agent Paul Millsap
Daryl Morey might not be done this offseason. According to Jake Fischer, the 76ers reportedly have interest in free agent big Paul Millsap, who most recently played with the Denver Nuggets. With Anthony Tolliver almost certainly getting waived in the near future, the 76ers have an open spot that could be used to sign Millsap.
Brining in Millsap doesn’t seem likely, especially considering that he has occupied the power forward spot for the majority of his career and the Sixers have already signed a backup PF in Georges Niang. Millsap could provide a unique role for this team if he were to sign here. He’s a smaller stretch big that can have a more seamless fit alongside Simmons and the starters when Joel Embiid is not playing.
Millsap could even just play in small stretches with the backups to change the pace of the game. Bringing in someone like Paul Millsap would make up for the veteran presence lost with Howard, Hill, and eventually Tolliver as well. So while I don’t expect this to happen, I do see the potential benefit to this acquisition.
During Millsap’s tenure with the Nuggets, he played a decent role alongside Nikola Jokic. Recently he moved to the bench unit, averaging 11.8 points per game, and shot 37% from deep on 2.5 attempts per game. Andre Drummond will definitely be the backup center for the 76ers, but Millsap provides a different style of play for the Sixers to utilize in a variety of ways.
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