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Report: Paul Millsap re-signs with Nuggets on one-year deal

Free agent power forward opts for short-term contract worth $10 million.

Paul Millsap of the Denver Nuggets shoots the ball against the Utah Jazz during the first quarter in game five of the first round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Free agent forward Paul Millsap has decided to sign a one-year contract with the Denver Nuggets, per Shams Charania. The deal is worth $10 million.

On Saturday, it was reported that the Celtics were interested in Millsap’s services, but he became a higher priority for Denver since they lost both Miles Plumlee and Jerami Grant to the Detroit Pistons. Plumlee inked a three-year deal, $25 million deal, while Grant received a massive three-year, $60 million deal.

Last season with the Nuggets, the veteran forward averaged 11.6 points and 5.7 rebounds in 24.3 minutes per game. Millsap made three consecutive All-Star teams with the Atlanta Hawks before making a fourth in his first season with Denver in 2017. While he’s not the scorer he once was, he’s averaged at least 11 points and 5 rebounds per game for 12 straight seasons.

Heading into this season, the Nuggets have solidified their forward position with Millsap and JaMychal Green, who they signed to a two-year deal on Friday night. Then, there’s also Michael Porter Jr., who took major steps in his development down in the bubble.