IFWT Paul Millsap

While everyone was waiting for Dwight Howard’s decision another free agent made one of his own.  After losing Al Jefferson to the Bobcats, the Utah Jazz also lost Paul Millsap.  Read more after the jump.

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Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

The Hawks agreed to terms with free agent Paul Millsap late Friday night, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned.

The deal for the 6-foot-8 power forward will be for two years and $19 million, according to a person familiar with the situation.

The agreement with Millsap came hours after the Jazz renounced his rights upon agreeing to a trade with the Warriors. In that deal, the Jazz obtained the expiring contracts of Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins and Brandon Rush. Millsap made $8.6 million last season and had an $11 million cap hold.

It looks like the Utah Jazz will also be going in rebuild mode after losing two big players and taking on the Warriors expiring contracts.  The Hawks on the other hand are building a squad of their own by signing Kyle Korver and adding Paul Millsap who averaged 14.6 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 78 games with the Jazz last season.