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REPORT: Paul Millsap agrees to three-year deal with the Denver Nuggets

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 25: Paul Millsap #4 of the Atlanta Hawks looks on during the game against the Denver Nuggets on January 25, 2016 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
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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.

According to Matt Moore of CBS Sports, the deal will also include a Team Option for the third year.

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.

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