Nuggets don’t expect Millsap back until All-Star break

Paul Millsap has been sidelined since November.

Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone said the franchise doesn’t expect power forward Paul Millsap to return until the All-Star break at the earliest.

Millsap underwent left wrist surgery on Nov. 27 to repair a torn ligament and was scheduled to miss roughly three months.

Millsap signed a three-year, $90 million free agent deal with the Nuggets in the offseason after spending the previous four seasons with the Atlanta Hawks.

The four-time All-Star is averaging 15.3 points and 6.2 rebounds while shooting 44.6 percent from the field and 34.5 percent from three with Denver in 16 games.

The Nuggets are 13-11 on the year and 4-4 since Millsap went down.