The Atlanta Hawks should explore a Paul Millsap reunion

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The Atlanta Hawks have been one of the few teams active so far with trades, sending Cam Reddish and Solomon Hill to the New York Knicks. In return, they received Kevin Knox and they also managed to free up a roster spot in the process as one of the many benefits of the trade.

There are many avenues to filling this spot including some of the College Park Skyhawks players who are having standout seasons. While this is a viable option, Cat Barber has been unstoppable since his return from being called up by the Hawks during the most recent Covid-19 crisis.

However, when the Hawks made their trade they also moved the veteran voice of the team in Hill. He was the player that a lot of the younger guys came to at the start of the season for advice. They may be looking to replace this veteran presence in their lineup instead of going for youth.

This is why the Atlanta Hawks need a Paul Millsap reunion

The Brooklyn Nets and Paul Millsap agreed to part ways per Shams of the Athletic. Millsap is looking to find a role on a team where he is able to expand his role. Now, the Hawks have a deep roster with tremendous talent, meaning the Millsap may not come.

However, what Millsap does is win. He was with the Hawks when they were the best team in the Eastern Conference prior to leaving to join the Denver Nuggets. He was successful with the Nuggets before joining the Nets this season.

During the offseason, the Chicago Bulls and the Golden State Warriors were at the top of Millsap’s list of teams before he joined the Nets. Neither of these teams will be able to much more court time to Millsap than the Hawks can.

Next. Expect the trade talk around the Hawks to stop. dark

What the Hawks can offer is a tremendous team where Millsap can be a true leader off the court. He will also be able to contribute on the court as well, and this will only benefit the Hawks this season and in the future.