Houston Rockets: Make A Play For Paul Millsap?

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I absolutely love the NBA offseason.


Because I know for sure that my Houston Rockets will be active and in pursuit of making this team better.

I already know that Daryl Morey’s bat phone is lighting up like crazy as teams respond to his request to make some deals happen in order to get this team to achieve the goal of winning an NBA championship.

Think about it.

We were on the brink, one of four finalists in the NBA playoffs this season and nobody outside of the limits of the Bayou City thought we’d be there.

We’re overachievers and that’s fine.

We silence the naysayers and that’s all good.

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But think the Rockets should definitely go out and get one of my favorite players in the Association today as well in the past.


Paul Millsap.

According to ESPN.com’s Kevin Arnovitz, the ray of hope of the Atlanta Hawks re-signing Millsap — an unrestricted free agent — this off season has become increasingly dim.

This is because Millsap, who just turned 30, is expected to seek a max-deal — that would be somewhere between $15 to $22 million per depending on the finalization of the 2015-16 figures and thereafter — to shore his finances for the foreseeable future.

Does he deserve that?


Will he get that?

Not likely — but it will be very close.

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  • But you have to understand that when an NBA star gets to that point as far as age, there are only so many more hefty paydays that you can get — unless you’re LeBron James, the rare exception.

    It’s no secret that Millsap is digging for gold as he steps into the prime stages of his career and while his value is at his highest.

    But there’s a problem with that.

    NBA journeyman turned phenom DeMarre Carroll is also seeking a payday as well and Arnovitz has estimates that he’s seeking a max deal that’s right around four-years, $50 million averaging around $12.5 million per.

    As much as the Hawks would like to keep the same team together that got all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals but were swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers, there’s no way they can afford two max deals unless they do some heavy maneuvering.

    Which is where the Rockets can come in…

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