NBA free agency kicked off last night, and like many other players, Paul Millsap didn't waste time in meeting with potential suitors.
Boom: Paul Millsap met with Orlando Magic in Atlanta at 12:01 last night, high interest between both. Will decide between Magic and Hawks.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 1, 2015
Chris Broussard provided details of the contract offered to Millsap from the Magic:
Sources: @Paulmillsap4 met w/Orlando last night, was offered Mac 4 yr, $80 million deal. Millsap will decide Btwn ATL & Orl.— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 1, 2015
Along with Millsap, the Hawks also had DeMarre Carroll high on the to-do list of players to sign during the free agency period. But, with this Millsap contract, that could make things tough for Atlanta, according to Grantland's Zach Lowe:
Having to use cap room on a Millsap max deal puts Hawks in a tough spot w/ DeMarre. Cap going up to $69M helps, could trade M. Scott.— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) July 1, 2015
According to ESPN.com's Chris Broussard, the Hawks have matched Orlando's offer to Millsap.
Millsap, an All-Star with the Atlanta the past two seasons, now will decide between the Magic and the Hawks, who have offered him the same contract, sources said.