Paul Milsap would fit with Golden State Warriors
Contrary to popular belief, the Golden State Warriors have always valued the mid-range shot. Could a throwback playstyle help Paul Milsap return to form?
I don’t think anyone would be expecting Milsap to be an All-Star caliber player but shifting his style back to one he is more comfortable with could make him a useful contributor.
A third of Milsaps’ attempts this season have been from the 3-point line. Roughly half of his attempts last season were from deep. Compare this to his last All-Star stint when the 3-point shot accounted for only 25 percent of his attempts and we can see how being stuck on the 3-point line is hurting his game.
Getting Milsap back into the mid-range and allowing him to be a spark plug scorer on the bench is the key to success.
Of course, we can’t ignore the decline in Milsaps’ productivity. He didn’t look good on either end of the floor in Brooklyn, albeit the situation there was a bit of a mess.
Milsap is 36 years old and clearly entering the final stages of his career. There is no telling how much he actually has in the tank and the harsh reality is he could be out of gas at this point.