In the last few days, the rumor mill has heated surrounding Paul Millsap’s future with the Atlanta Hawks. Much of the talk has about the Hawks entertaining the idea of moving him. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Millsap has quickly dispelled those rumors.
“Rumors are rumors,” Millsap said. “I think we know that. Been down this road before. I think we talked at the beginning of the year that it wasn’t going to be the first or the last time. It is what it is. Whatever happens, I think everybody knows where my heart is and where I want to be. But we’ll see what happens. The only thing I can worry about and I can do is to go out there and play my butt off every night and try to get wins for this team.”
Despite this chatter, Millsap has continued to voice his desire to remain with Atlanta. This was also the case last year when that chatter started up with the Hawks struggling to find any consistency. The fact that the team is in the middle of the pack in the Eastern Conference combined with him becoming a free agent next offseason, it was only natural for these rumors to start up again.
Millsap has been a source of consistency for the franchise since arriving four seasons ago. The 31-year-old is putting together another productive campaign averaging 17.8 points, 8.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game. If the Hawks continue to struggle, expect his name to remain a hot topic of conversation over the next month leading up the trade deadline.