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Nuggets retain Millsap, lose Grant to Pistons

/ 02:16 PM November 22, 2020

Denver Nuggets’ Paul Millsap, left, goes up for a shot against Los Angeles Clippers’ Marcus Morris Sr. during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Veteran power forward Paul Millsap agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal to remain with the Denver Nuggets, his agent told The Athletic on Saturday.

Millsap just completed a three-year, $90 million contract with the Nuggets.

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The move to retain Millsap comes on the same day forward Jerami Grant departed as a free agent to sign with the Detroit Pistons. Grant reportedly received a three-year, $60 million deal.

The 35-year-old Millsap is a four-time All-Star and has been a steady leader during Denver’s rise to becoming one of the best teams in the Western Conference.

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Millsap averaged 11.6 points and 5.7 rebounds in 51 games (48 starts) last season. The scoring and rebounding averages were his lowest since he averaged 8.1 points and 5.6 rebounds in his second NBA season with the Utah Jazz in 2007-08.

Millsap has career averages of 14.0 points and 7.3 rebounds in 996 games (709 starts) over 14 seasons with the Jazz (2006-13), Atlanta Hawks (2013-17) and Nuggets. All four of Millsap’s All-Star appearances came with Atlanta.

Grant, 26, averaged 12.0 points and 3.5 rebounds in 71 games (24 starts) last season in his lone campaign in Denver.

–Field Level Media

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