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NBA Free Agency 2013: Atlanta Hawks Sign Power Forward Paul Millsap

Paul Millsap has agreed to a 2-year, $19 million dollar deal with the Atlanta Hawks according to reports. The Utah Jazz renounced the rights of the power forward earlier Friday, opening up the chance to sign Millsap.

The Jazz needed to clear cap after making a trade with the Golden State Warriors, who ended up signing Andre Iguodala to a four year deal.

Millsap entered the NBA after getting drafted in the second round of the 2006 NBA Draft by the Jazz. The 28-year-old earned more playing time as he progressed and eventually became a starter in 2010. The Hawks are not likely to re-sign Josh Smith, so signing a talented power forward in Millsap is a solid move and during the 2012-2013 season he averaged 14.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 2.6 assists.

Millsap is efficient and possesses a mid-range jumper that defenses have to respect.

He’s durable and has only missed a total of 12 games over the last three seasons. The Hawks made a great signing and more importantly didn’t break the bank with the signing as of what would happen if the likes of  Dwight Howard or by bringing back Smith.

Atlanta also signed DeMarre Carroll in the free agency and still to become a contender need to add another piece to the puzzle.

Robert D. Cobb
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