Paul Millsap
Paul Millsap at Denver Nuggets introductory press conference. (Photo: AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

In the beginning of the month, Atlanta Hawks star Paul Millsap agreed to terms with the Denver Nuggets on a three-year, $90 million deal according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.

After his signing, Millsap later said the Hawks never offered him a contract and thus the Nuggets were the lead candidate for his services. However, what led Millsap to ultimately sign in Denver? Millsap points out it’s his history in Denver that played a factor into signing with the Nuggets.

Following from Associated Press.

“My history had a lot to play into [signing with Denver], actually,” said Millsap, who was touched by the band that greeted him, along with the throng of children. “It felt like it was unfinished business here, being here years ago and leaving under the circumstances we left. To help this community out, this organization out, that played a big factor.”

Millsaps mother, Bettye Millsap even commented on what it was like in Denver and details the obvious change in heart now that her son is a Denver Nugget.

“When I came to Denver in 1988, I was crying all the way in shame and had my head down,” Bettye Millsap said. “When I came back this time, I cried tears of joy, and I could hold my head up.”


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