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Hawks’ Millsap Ready for Fresh Start
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On July 16, 2013 @ 8:57 am In Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
So the Atlanta Hawks didn’t end up with Dwight Howard or Chris Paul this summer, even though they famously told prospective ticket buyers that they had every intention of landing one or both of them, and while that would’ve ushered in a potentially new championship era of basketball for a team that hasn’t even made the Finals since 1961, the fact is that Danny Ferry struck out on both of the league’s top free agents this summer.
That could have been the end of it, and Atlanta could have just settled for signing Monta Ellis or Brandon Jennings or some other former Milwaukee Buck that would’ve done nothing for the betterment of the franchise. However, that’s not what happened, as the Hawks ended up with one of the better bargains of free agency in snagging Paul Millsap on a two-year, $19 million contract.
“It feels good [to be a team’s top priority], especially to know that you’re wanted by somebody, and they feel like I can come help their team out a lot,” Millsap said while starting his adjustment to a new team by spending some time with the Hawks’ summer league team in Las Vegas. “I feel like I can, and I can’t wait to get it going.”
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