With Kevin Love, Blake Griffin, and LaMarcus Aldridge all recently withdrawing from the preliminary Team USA roster, management has sought out Atlanta Hawks power forward Paul Millsap to take their place.
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) July 27, 2014
“I’m very excited about being added to the USA Men’s National Team roster,” said Millsap on the Team USA addition. “I look forward to practicing with and competing against some of the NBA’s best for the honor of representing our country in Spain.”
The addition of Millsap allows Team USA to add an additional body to the preliminary frontcourt as well as replicate Kevin Love’s floor-spacing to the best of their abilities. As a member of the Atlanta Hawks, Paul Millsap had an excellent season last year, averaging a career-high 17.9 points along with 8.5 rebounds per game. For his excellent player, Millsap was awarded the first All-Star selection of his eight-year career.
There is no guarantee that Millsap is chosen to play in Spain as he must compete with the likes of Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans), DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings), and Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons) to make the official roster.
Per Marc Spears, Millsap will be the last addition to the Team USA Men’s National Roster.
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