Fast Breaks: Millsap, Knicks, Carroll, Porter

Paul Millsap is now officially a member of the Nuggets.

Free agent All-Star forward Paul Millsap has officially signed a multi-year contract with the Denver Nuggets, the team announced Thursday.

While teams don’t release contract details, multiple outlets reported Millsap’s deal is for three years and $90 million.

Millsap, 32, is 6-foot-8 and spent the past four years with the Atlanta Hawks, making the All-Star team each time. He averaged 18.1 points, 7.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game last season.

Per the United Press International: “He is a strong interior defender, something the Nuggets need after ranking 29th of 30 teams in defensive efficiency last season.”

Here’s more from around the league:

  • The New York Knicks met with Sacramento executive vice president of basketball operations Scott Perry on Thursday to discuss a deal that would make Perry the Knicks’ new general manager, per ESPN. Perry served that role last season in Sacramento, following five years in a similar capacity with the Orlando Magic. Comscast SportsNet reported Perry has agreed to become New York’s GM.
  • The Toronto Raptors announced the trade of forward DeMarre Carroll and 2018 first- and second-round draft picks to the Brooklyn Nets for center Justin Hamilton on Thursday. (Full details.)
  • The Washington Wizards officially matched the Nets’ offer sheet and will retain small forward Otto Porter Jr. The deal was reportedly for four years and $106 million. “Otto has developed into a vital part of our young core, which is why we made it clear that our priority was to keep him here to maintain continuity and build on the success of this group heading into next season and beyond,” Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld said. “His versatility, basketball IQ and 3-point shooting combine to make him a great fit for us on the floor while his character and work in the community show why we’re so pleased to have him as a cornerstone of our franchise.”