When you build it, they will come. The Brooklyn Nets put the cherry on top of their talent-filled roster Thursday. Following a successful summer in which the Nets signed Patty Mills and re-signed Blake Griffin to the veteran’s minimum deal, general manager Sean Marks continued the free-agent trend. Paul Millsap is the next former All-Star to sign with the Nets.
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After four seasons with the Denver Nuggets, the four-time All-Star averaged 11.8 points on a .565 true-shooting percentage. During his time with Denver, the veteran played 215 games and experienced multiple injuries, including a broken toe and a knee sprain.
Millsap reached the playoffs three out of the four years with the Nuggets. As the Brooklyn Nets look to push further into the postseason, adding more veteran help bodes well for a roster riddled with injury risks. The addition of Milsap marks the fifth frontcourt player in the Nets’ deep depth chart.
Griffin and Millsap will provide Kevin Durant relief from playing the center position. Expect more movement in Brooklyn before the 2021-22 season commences.