Retaining Millsap is a priority, according to according a person in the Hawks organization. The Hawks did discuss possible trades involving Millsap during the summer as they juggled the signing of Dwight Howard and the free agency of Al Horford.
Millsap was the Hawks best player over the past two seasons. He averaged 17.1 points, nine rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.7 blocks in 32.7 minutes in 81 games last season.
“I think the plan is to see how this season goes and go from there,” Millsap said. “I can’t predict what is going to happen. For me, it’s focus on basketball. Get through this year, try to get a championship for this team first of all. We’ll deal with all that during the summer time when we have all our options on the table.”