May 21, 2019, 2:03 pmPaul Millsap - F - Denver Nuggets
When asked about Paul Millsap's impending team option, Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly said, “Paul is everything we hoped…I fully expect Paul to be back in a Nuggets uniform (next season).” Both sides want the same thing, Connelly said.
The Nuggets were 18th in NBA team salaries this season with Paul Millsap being the highest paid player on the team. The Nuggets have a tough call to make with Millsap's $30 million team option, as he is now 34 years old and has seen his numbers decline as a member of the Nuggets.
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May 12, 2019, 7:22 pmPaul Millsap - F - Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap's postseason run ended on a sour note on Sunday as the Nuggets fell to the Blazers 96-100 in Game 7 with the big man chipping in 10 points on 3-of-13 shooting with seven rebounds, one assist and three blocks.
The 33-year-old Millsap had his fair share of big games in this series, but considering the wear and tear he's gone through in his career, that level of production was not likely sustainable. And it wasn't. He did his best on defense but eventually fouled out in this one. Given that he's in the twilight of his pro career, Millsap is a veteran worth fanding in pre-draft rankings for 2019-20.
May 10, 2019, 1:53 amPaul Millsap - F - Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap shot 4-for-15 from the floor for 17 points with six boards, one assist, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes against the Blazers in Game 6 on Thursday.
Millsap did well on the defensive end of the floor, but he couldn't hit shots on offense all night. The Nuggets never let the game get out of hand, but they just couldn't close the gap late. Millsap should get his shot falling at home for Game 7 on Sunday.
May 8, 2019, 1:48 amPaul Millsap - F - Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap dominated early with 19 of his 24 points (9-of-17 FGs, 4-of-6 FTs) in the first half of Tuesday's Game 5 victory over the Blazers where he also provided eight rebounds, two assists, one steal, two blocks and two threes in 34 minutes.
It was an excellent showing from Millsap who could hardly be slowed down tonight. He was coming off of three straight double-doubles in this series and was on his way to a fourth, but he pushed the game out of reach so early that he got to sit for much of the second half. Millsap and the Nuggets will try to close out the Blazers on Thursday night in Portland.
May 7, 2019, 4:19 pmPaul Millsap - F - Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap is 9-of-10 from the field and 3-of-3 from 3-point range combined in Games 3 and 4 when guarded by Al-Farouq Aminu.
Millsap has handedly controlled this matchup throughout the series and the numbers show it. Aminu is capable of better work than this on the defensive end, and he will have to show that in Tuesday's pivotal Game 5. Through four games, Millsap is averaging 17.75 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.5 steals, 1.75 blocks, and 1.0 trey against the Blazers in round 2.
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May 5, 2019, 10:33 pmPaul Millsap - F - Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap put up 21 points on 6-of-10 shooting with 10 rebounds in 41 minutes in a Game 4 win over the Blazers on Sunday.
He added one steal and two blocks to the stat sheet. He shot 2-of-3 from deep and 7-of-8 from the stripe. His veteran presence is a key for the Nuggets to succeed, so when he is on his game like this it is a great sign for them. Also, it is promising that he is not being limited as he played 41 minutes in this one after 49 minutes in Game 3. Look for Millsap to stay hot as the Nuggets head home for Game 5.
May 4, 2019, 2:38 amPaul Millsap - F - Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap scratched and clawed his way to 17 points, 13 rebounds, three steals, two blocks and one trey on 8-for-13 shooting across 49 minutes of action on Friday night.
The 49 minutes were a playoff career-high for Millsap, who hit several timely shots for the Nuggets throughout the overtime periods. While it ultimately was not enough to pull out a win, his team will surely be relying on his veteran presence to bounce back from this emotional loss and tie the series up in Game 4 on Sunday.
May 2, 2019, 12:25 amPaul Millsap - F - Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap played well in Wednesday's Game 2 loss to the Blazers as he put up 14 points and 11 rebounds on 6-of-14 shooting in 32 minutes of action.
He had five cash counters: two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer. Millsap is playing consistent basketball thus far in the playoffs, so you know what to expect from the 34-year old veteran. His extensive playoff experience will be a vital tool for the Nuggets to advance past the Blazers. That experience will definitely come into play as the Nuggets hit the road for Games 3 and 4.
April 30, 2019, 1:10 amPaul Millsap - F - Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap scored 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting while adding six rebounds, three assists and a block in Game 1 against the Blazers on Monday.
Millsap started the game hitting his first three shots and the Nuggets' gameplan was to get him in the post against Al-Farouq Aminu and it worked. He was hitting the Blazers with an array of moves in the post and at times froze their bigs with his first step. It's a good sign for the Nuggets that Millsap is looking spry, but it's also ominous that the Blazers are getting crossed up by a 34-year old Millsap.
April 28, 2019, 12:54 amPaul Millsap - F - Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap finished Saturday's win with nine points and seven rebounds on 7-of-10 shooting, but he came up with some clutch plays throughout.
Most notably, Millsap grabbed two offensive rebounds in the closing minutes to help stave off San Antonio's final push. He's clearly in decline but helped shepherd a young Nuggets team through a competitive series and seemed to be in the right place at the right time whenever Denver needed someone to make a timely, meaningful play.
April 25, 2019, 10:49 pmPaul Millsap - F - Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap was almost a non-factor on Thursday night scoring just 12 points and adding four boards in heavy minutes.
Millsap has to be better for this team to make any major noise deep in the playoffs. He just hasn't been back to his normal self for long stretches this year, so here's to hoping he can find form.
April 24, 2019, 12:39 amPaul Millsap - F - Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap bounced back with 14 points, six rebounds, one assist and two threes in 25 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Spurs.
Millsap had just two points in Game 4, so even an average game like this was a welcome sight for the Nuggets. The game was safely out of reach early, so Millsap's minutes were down just a bit. He'll likely need to be a big part of Denver's effort to close out the series on Thursday night.
April 20, 2019, 8:06 pmPaul Millsap - F - Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap only scored two points on 1-of-7 shooting with four boards, one steal and one block in Saturday's win over the Spurs.
Millsap struggled in tonight's game but was still a positive difference for the Nuggets who needed to win tonight's game or risk being down 3-1 in this series. Handling LaMarcus Aldrige all night is a tough task for anyone so kudos to Millsap for staying on his hip the whole time he was on the court.
April 18, 2019, 11:29 pmPaul Millsap - F - Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap scored 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting with a rebound and a 3-pointer against the Spurs on Thursday.
Millsap didn't do much else besides score the ball and he's been helpless against LaMarcus Aldridge on the low block. He dealt with foul trouble and the spring in his step wasn't there tonight which is something you can't consistently rely on from him since he's pushing into his mid-30s.
April 17, 2019, 12:18 amPaul Millsap - F - Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap led the Nuggets to a Game 2 victory over the Spurs with 20 points, seven boards, one assist, one steal, one block, one three and just one turnover in 30 minutes.
Millsap showed plenty of passion after getting an early 4th foul, and the Nuggets started turning the game around. His veteran steadiness will be needed as the young Nuggets try to take Game 3 Thursday in San Antonio.