Paul Millsap, a two-time All-Star in his seasons the Hawks, is an unrestricted free agent this summer. 
Photo: Curtis Compton
Photo: Curtis Compton

Free agency next step for Hawks’ Millsap

The two-time All-Star, both in his seasons the Hawks, is an unrestricted free agent this summer. The Hawks would like to re-sign the power forward – along with several other teams.

The sting of a four-game sweep in the Eastern Conference finals was still fresh minutes after the Hawks 118-88 Game 4 loss to the Cavaliers Tuesday night when Millsap was asked about his future.

“I think looking at different options, looking at this team, looking at what we’ve built thus far, in weight my options I can’t make a decision right now,” Millsap said. “It’s been a long series, a long year, for me and the team. Let things die down, cool off, relax and think about it a little bit. We are a family. This team is close. It will play a lot into the decision.”

Jeff Teague, seated next Millsap, was asked if he will try to persuade his teammate to return.

“I enjoyed every moment playing with him,” Teague said. “He made me a better player. I think he enjoyed being around all the guys, him and (fellow unrestricted free agent) DeMarre (Carroll). I’m looking forward for them to be back and take another crack at it.”

Millsap figures to get a significant raise from the two-year, $19 million deal he signed with the Hawks two years ago and will be in high demand on the open market.

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