NBA News: Paul Millsap Opting Out Of His Contract To Become Free Agent, Re-signing With The Atlanta Hawks Highly Unlikely
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The Atlanta Hawks All-Star forward Paul Millsap is currently out with an injury. Paul Millsap is expected to miss his second straight on Wednesday as he continues to recover from a minor knee injury. But that hasn’t stop Paul Millsap to still be in the news. The sort of news that the Atlanta Hawks and its fans won’t surely like to hear.
Paul Millsap is reportedly opting out of his contract after the season ends this summer and become a free agent, according to a report from Yahoo Sports. Paul Millsap is planning to decline his player option for the 2017-2018 season.
Paul Millsap is set to earn $21 million if he opts in on his contract for next season, the final year of the three-year, $60.2 million deal he signed back in 2015, via a report from Yahoo Sports. By declining his player option, Paul Millsap could get the maximum offer of 5 years, $207 million with the Atlanta Hawks or the 4 years, $154 million offer he could get from other teams.
Paul Millsap is making the right decision by opting out. Paul Millsap is set to make more money if he opts out on his contract. At the age of 32, this could be Paul Millsap’s last chance for a big contract so it’s pretty understandable on why he would opt out.
The only question that remains is where will Paul Millsap play next season. This year, Paul Millsap is already having a stellar season. Paul Millsap is averaging 18.1 points, 7.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game. Teams would surely want to have Paul Millsap on their roster including the Atlanta Hawks.
The only problem for the Atlanta Hawks is how to convince Paul Millsap to re-sign with them. The Atlanta Hawks are on a decline ever since their historic 2014-2015 season where they won 60 games and went to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history.
The Atlanta Hawks have already traded Kyle Korver and Jeff Teague. Paul Millsap was also offered to other teams before the trade deadline. From the way things are going, the Atlanta Hawks seems to be priming up on rebuilding.
With Paul Millsap already 32 years old, the window for winning a title is slowly closing. So it won’t be surprising if Paul Millsap is in a different uniform next year.
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