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Milsap Contract Looks Reasonable

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Initial reports stated that Milsap was offered a four-year $80M contract from the Magic. Today, it was reported that Atlanta matched the offer.

As it turns out, the contract is for two years with a player's option for a third. The average annual salary is about $18M.

That is a lot of money, but, in today's market, the contract is not unreasonable and should not hinder the team's efforts to sign another top free agent next season.

The Hawks have managed to add a promising SG, a solid ( not special) Center and still keep its best player.

Not bad, not bad at all.

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Such new information! Lol

Sorry, WOR, I didn't see it posted here yet.

Never the less, the deal is good. The team should be considered a solid candidate to reach the ECF's.

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I'm a little curious about what the starting lineup is going to be. Is Horford still the starting C? Or will he slide to PF? But what will that mean for Millsap?

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I'm a little curious about what the starting lineup is going to be. Is Horford still the starting C? Or will he slide to PF? But what will that mean for Millsap?

Good question. I want to see what Horford can do as a full time PF. One possible line up could look like this:

PG: Teague

SG: Hardaway

SF: Milsap

PF: Horford

C: Splitter

That would be a lot of size on the court. The real question is whether Milsap can drop a little weight and defend quicker players. If he can, then Hardaway's poor defense will be partially mitigated.

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I'm a little curious about what the starting lineup is going to be. Is Horford still the starting C? Or will he slide to PF? But what will that mean for Millsap?

Yes, Horford is still the starting center. Splitter is nothing more than an upgrade to Pero and Brand (significant upgrade at that). He's only a 20 minute per game guy though. Although we will likely see him play deep minutes when we play teams with a true big that Horford doesn't quite match up with, like a Lopez or Gasol.

Millsap will continue to be the 4 and unless we somehow make another move for a SF, I'm guess Thabo starts at the 3. And then we probably sub in more small-ball packages with Teague+Schroeder and Korver+Hardaway.

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Good question. I want to see what Horford can do as a full time PF. One possible line up could look like this:

PG: Teague

SG: Hardaway

SF: Milsap

PF: Horford

C: Splitter

That would be a lot of size on the court. The real question is whether Milsap can drop a little weight and defend quicker players. If he can, then Hardaway's poor defense will be partially mitigated.

I just don't see Millsap defending the 3. Hardaway is already a deficiency on defense, and then you get Millsap trying to defend SF's and SG's and we're going to give up a ton of points.

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Why is Splitter only good for 20min/game?

He played fewer than 20 in San Antonio with Diaw also at center and Duncan moving between the 4 and 5 depending on their personnel package.

If you guys think we got Splitter to start at the 5 so we could move Horford to the 4, you're mistaken. Splitter is Pero's replacement.

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Good question. I want to see what Horford can do as a full time PF. One possible line up could look like this:

PG: Teague

SG: Hardaway

SF: Milsap

PF: Horford

C: Splitter

That would be a lot of size on the court. The real question is whether Milsap can drop a little weight and defend quicker players. If he can, then Hardaway's poor defense will be partially mitigated.

I do like that getting Splitter gives us versatility. We can go with a big lineup with him at C and Horford at PF, or we can go small with Horford at C and Millsap at PF, with Teague, Hardaway II, and Thabo/Baze. That small lineup gives us plenty of speed and athleticism that will allow us to push the ball in transition quickly and get quick pick n roll buckets.

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I'm a little curious about what the starting lineup is going to be. Is Horford still the starting C? Or will he slide to PF? But what will that mean for Millsap?

Thing is we need a C....lol

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ones

C-Horford

PF-Milsap

SF-Korver

SG-Hardaway Jr

PG-Teague

twos

C-Splitter

PF-Scott

SF-Sefolosha

SG-Bazemore

PG-Schroder

threes

C-Tavares

PF-Muscala

SF-Daye

SG-

PG-Mack

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ones

C-Horford

PF-Milsap

SF-(18 mil left)

SG-Korver

PG-Teague

twos

C-Splitter

PF-Scott

SF-Sefolosha

SG-Hardaway Jr

PG-Schroder

threes

C-

PF-Muscala

SF-

SG-Bazemore

PG-Mack

Only carry 13. Austin Daye probably cut to have more money for a starting SF.

18mil left?

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Why do I keep seeing Korver benched in so many proposed starting line ups? If he is healthy he will likely start.

I think people are questioning if he is going to be healthy because of his age and I also think people are expecting the hawks to have him come off the bench, so he will be rested for playoff time.

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I think people are questioning if he is going to be healthy because of his age and I also think people are expecting the hawks to have him come off the bench, so he will be rested for playoff time.

He is expected to be ready for training camp. If he is healthy he will start. He knows the system and does way more than just shoot treys. He played good defense and rebounded well. Even got a few blocks and steals.

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He is expected to be ready for training camp. If he is healthy he will start. He knows the system and does way more than just shoot treys. He played good defense and rebounded well. Even got a few blocks and steals.

Agreed, as long as Korver is cleared to play he'll start. I see him playing reduced minutes this season.

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He is expected to be ready for training camp. If he is healthy he will start. He knows the system and does way more than just shoot treys. He played good defense and rebounded well. Even got a few blocks and steals.

why are you telling me? I never said I didn't see him starting.

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