The westward expansion of the NBA continues as another Eastern Conference All-Star has moved across the American Frontier to the Western Conference.
According to Shams Charania of The Vertical, former Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap has agreed to sign with the Denver Nuggets on a deal worth three-years, $90 million.
Free agent Paul Millsap has agreed to a three-year, $90M with the Denver Nuggets, league sources tell The Vertical.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 3, 2017
According to Matt Moore of CBS Sports, the deal will also include a Team Option for the third year.
Can confirm @ShamsCharania report on Paul Millsap to Nuggets. Team option third year, sources say.
— Matt Moore CBS (@MattMooreCBS) July 3, 2017
Millsap becomes the third 2017 Eastern Conference All-Star to move to the Western Conference this off-season after Jimmy Butler was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves and Paul George was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Nuggets now have an intriguing front-court of Millsap and emerging star Nikola Jokic. But will have to free up some cap space before they can officially sign Millsap after the moratorium period is finished.
For Atlanta, losing their All-Star forward frees up $30 million in cap space for them, so expect them to become a big player in the restricted free agent market over the coming days and weeks.