Sixers Showing Interest in Veteran Paul Milsap
As the Sixers continue to look for ways to tweak their roster, they could look at bringing in a veteran to help add depth to the teams bench rotation.
One savvy vet who could help that is still on the market is unrestricted free agent, Paul Millsap, who spent last season with the Denver Nuggets.
According to Jake Fisher of Bleacher Report, the Sixers are one of several teams that have shown interest in Milsap, who gave Denver 9.0 points 4.7 rebounds, in 20.8 minutes per game last season.
the 36-year-old former All-Star has drawn interest from the Warriors, Hawks, Nets, Pelicans, 76ers and Timberwolves, no team sources contacted by Bleacher Report indicated any contract agreement with Millsap has come close to the finish line.
Per Fisher, Milsap is looking to find a roll on a contending team has the teams third-big man off-the-bench or in a small-ball center roll.
Millsap is said to be seeking a crystalized role on a team with deep playoff aspirations. "I think he just wants to know he's the third big or the reserve, small-ball 5 for a good team," one assistant general manager told B/R.
The Sixers could use Milsap in that very roll, behind both Joel Embiid and Andre Drummond as a small-ball 5 or even use him as a stretch-four in some situations with Embiid on the floor.
While he isn't a great three-point shooter, hitting on just 34% for his career, he did connect on 43.5% just two seasons age for Denver.
He is noted as a good leader and is still a solid defender, as noted by Fisher, Millsap registered 1.1 blocks and 1.6 steals per 36 minutes last season for the Nuggets.
While the Sixers might be in the mix, the anticipation is that Milsap will wait it out, rest up and pick his spot once the season gets underway.
"I think he's gonna be a minimum or a midseason guy," said one veteran front office voice. "What's the rush? The money wouldn't get much better, and he can just pick his team.
The Sixers kick off their regular season on the road against the New Orleans Pelicans at Smoothie King Center on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. ET.