ATLANTA (AP) — Jeff Teague knew he wanted to play with Paul Millsap, even before they teamed up in Atlanta.
During Millsap’s final season with the Utah Jazz, he provided a glimpse of what was to come while taking on Teague and the Hawks. Atlanta won the game, while Millsap put up 20 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and showed some skills that defied his standing as a power forward.
“He was getting out and running and making plays like a guard,” Teague remembered. “I was like, ‘Man, he’s nice.'”
But Teague didn’t realize Millsap was THIS good.
No one did.
A two-time All-Star since signing with the Hawks, Millsap might be the most versatile player in the league. According to STATS, no one else has put up such impressive averages across the board: 16.8 points, 7.9 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.8 steals.
“We thought he’d be versatile,” Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “He’s more versatile that we thought.”
Millsap is a big reason the Hawks are heading into the All-Star break with a 43-11 record and a 6
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