Report: Millsap bolting Hawks for Nuggets

Former Hawks forward Paul Millsap has reportedly found a new home with the Nuggets. - AP

Free agent forward Paul Millsap has agreed to a three-year contract with the Denver Nuggets for $90 million, according to a report by The Vertical.

The signing ends Millsap’s successful four-year run with the Hawks — with one of the seasons ending in 60 wins and an appearance in the Eastern Conference finals (2015).

Per The Vertical:

Millsap had discussions with the Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns, but Millsap and his agent, DeAngelo Simmons, met with the Nuggets on Sunday and finalized an agreement.

In Millsap, the Nuggets are adding a proven star player to pair with young talents in Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray and Gary Harris, and could make a legitimate postseason push in the Western Conference.

Millsap, 32, averaged 18.1 points and 7.7 rebounds per game last season. Those averages improved to 24.3 points and 9.3 in the first round of the playoffs vs. Washington, but the Hawks lost the series.

The Hawks are clearly in rebuilding mode under new general manager Travis Schlenk, as the team has lost Millsap and traded center Dwight Howard (to Charlotte) since the end of the season.