Early reports indicate Minnesota is considered one of the favorites to sign Millsap during the free agency period.
Paul Millsap has a meeting lined up with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, league sources told Basketball Insiders. The key to getting Millsap was not paying an ageing forward too much money for too many years, so a three-year deal and a team option in the third year is fantastic.
This is a big day in Denver. There's also George Hill, a 31-year-old point guard who's not Chris Paul, but is better suited to run the Denver offense than anybody on the current roster.
The Denver Nuggets were fun last season, but I think they just got a lot more fun.
The Western Conference has gotten stronger and stronger this offseason, but the Nuggets are on the fringe of being a competitor. Throw in Mason Plumlee and that's three of the best big men passers in the game, on one team. If actions speak louder than words, then in the process of spinning its wheels, Denver management has let it be known Kenneth Faried isn't the answer at power forward, Gary Harris is expendable in trade, Emmanuel Mudiay isn't all that and re-signing free agent Danilo Gallinari is a back-burner priority.
Entering his 12th NBA season after the Jazz selected him in the second round of the 2006 NBA Draft, Millsap averaged 18.1 points, 7.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists last season for the Hawks. The Hawks could have offered to re-sign him for a projected five-year deal worth up to $205 million, while any other other team could have offered him a four-year contract worth $158.4 million.