15. Paul Millsap — Signs With The Bucks
Millsap’s first season in Denver was plagued by injuries. The former All-Star suited up in just 38 games for Denver last year, and didn’t look completely right when he was on the floor.
The Nuggets signed Millsap with the hopes that he would be the missing piece on the road to the playoffs. That didn’t end up happening, as Denver missed the postseason by just one game.
However, Denver’s young stars developed at a pace quicker than anticipated, and with their timeline, they might be better off with Trey Lyles or 2018 first rounder Michael Porter Jr. manning the other big man spot opposite Nikola Jokić.
A reunion with Mike Budenholzer seems plausible. It would allow Giannis a bit more freedom positionally, and a small-ball lineup featuring both of those players as the two bigs could be devastating defensively. His range, passing, and defensive versatility make him a more apt fit than Jabari Parker ever was — and he’d likely come at a cheaper price tag than Chicago got Parker for.
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