Likely forcing the team to use their entire trade exception, the Warriors could bring in Paul Millsap, the Nuggets star that’ll be a free agent this offseason.
Millsap has had a terrific NBA career but has continued to run into superstars in the playoffs. Whether it’s LeBron James in Cleveland or Stephen Curry, Millsap’s team has never been able to reach the Finals.
He’s been to the playoffs nine times. Nine times he’s come up short. Having won three of the last five Finals, Golden State can make a solid case that he should take a marginal pay cut to join their world-class franchise.
While Millsap was once a force, the 35-year-old has also taken a step back. He’s averaging just 12 points per game. What’s important to Golden State is that he’s shooting 44% from downtown, a mark that should entice the three-point heavy Dubs.
Making over $30 million this season, there’s no way Millsap’s market is what it once was. That said, a one-year deal where he gets that exception seems like it’d be a win-win for both sides unless Denver tosses some other lucrative offer his way.