Paul Millsap

Paul Millsap (ATL) – “Trillsap” | “Paper Boi” | “Anchorman” nike

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ATL Power Forward: 6’8, 246 lbs; 12th year, Louisiana Tech 

NBA Role: star forward 

11 years in, Paul Millsap is a legit vet in this game but remains one of the more underappreciated players in basketball – won’t make waves or headlines but literally does his job better than 90% of his peers; 4x All-Star who’s earned a starring role in Atlanta – Hawks are finally Millsap’s team*; confident as a playmaker and scorer on the elbow – faces up about as well as anyone – slick drives after faking, nice stop and popper step back, reliable midrange game; sneaky creative: catches the ball and swiftly goes to the cup** (after unleashing a baby crossover) in one fell swoop; game continues to evolve: recently added a consistent three-pointer to his arsenal, making him even tougher to defend; ATL’s undisputed franchise player, Paul Millsap continues to (quietly) demand respect

*reached ASG each of his last 4 years in ATL

**When ‘Sap catches it w/ a beat towards the basket, he’s hard to contain

DOG Status: Mixed Breed • Top DOG, Salty DOG

Signature Move: half spin, short J

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 86


Couple DOG Facts:

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Career: 14.2 points/game, 7.5 rebounds/game, 49% FG

4x All-Star (’14-’17) starstarstarstar

NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2016)

Lousiana Tech Athletic Hall of Fame (2011) 

Second-Round Success Story (47th overall in 2006)

More on “Anchorman”

“Featured Lights”

  • “45 & 13” – Here’s highlights of Millsap toying with BOS back in the 2016 postseason (via FreeDawkins; Apr. 2016):