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REPORT: Bulls Interested in Veteran Paul Millsap

The Chicago Bulls are rumored to be interested in acquiring free agent Paul Millsap according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
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Artūras Karnišovas and Marc Eversley aren't done yet this offseason. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Chicago Bulls are interested in signing veteran big man Paul Millsap. The Louisiana Tech product has spent the last four seasons with the Denver Nuggets. Millsap was a vital part of the Nuggets making the playoffs three years in a row.

The 15-year NBA veteran would provide much needed big man depth off the bench. The Bulls currently have Nikola Vucevic, Tony Bradley, Patrick Williams, and rookie Marko Simonovic as their big-man rotation. Millsap will bring toughness on the defensive side of the ball in the paint and above average passing for a big man.

SeasonAgeTmLgPosGGSMPFGFGAFG%3P3PA3P%2P2PA2P%eFG%FTFTAFT%ORBDRBTRBASTSTLBLKTOVPFPTS

2006-07

21

UTA

NBA

PF

82

1

18.0

2.5

4.9

.525

0.0

0.0

.333

2.5

4.8

.527

.526

1.7

2.5

.673

2.2

2.9

5.2

0.8

0.8

0.9

1.1

2.9

6.8

2007-08

22

UTA

NBA

PF

82

2

20.8

3.1

6.1

.504

0.0

0.0

.000

3.1

6.1

.508

.504

1.9

2.8

.677

2.0

3.6

5.6

1.0

0.9

0.9

1.1

3.3

8.1

2008-09

23

UTA

NBA

PF

76

38

30.1

5.3

9.9

.534

0.0

0.1

.000

5.3

9.8

.537

.534

3.0

4.3

.699

3.3

5.3

8.6

1.8

1.0

1.0

1.7

3.8

13.5

2009-10

24

UTA

NBA

PF

82

8

27.8

4.7

8.7

.538

0.0

0.1

.111

4.7

8.6

.543

.538

2.2

3.2

.693

2.3

4.5

6.8

1.6

0.8

1.2

1.4

3.5

11.6

2010-11

25

UTA

NBA

PF

76

76

34.3

6.9

13.0

.531

0.1

0.3

.391

6.8

12.7

.535

.536

3.4

4.4

.757

2.2

5.5

7.6

2.5

1.4

0.9

1.9

3.6

17.3

2011-12

26

UTA

NBA

PF

64

62

32.8

6.7

13.5

.495

0.1

0.5

.226

6.5

13.0

.505

.499

3.2

4.0

.792

2.8

6.0

8.8

2.3

1.8

0.8

1.8

3.5

16.6

2012-13

27

UTA

NBA

PF

78

78

30.4

5.5

11.2

.490

0.2

0.5

.333

5.3

10.7

.498

.498

3.4

4.6

.742

2.3

4.8

7.1

2.6

1.3

1.0

1.8

3.0

14.6

2013-14

28

ATL

NBA

PF

74

73

33.5

6.5

14.1

.461

1.0

2.9

.358

5.5

11.3

.487

.498

3.9

5.3

.731

2.1

6.4

8.5

3.1

1.7

1.1

2.5

2.8

17.9

2014-15

29

ATL

NBA

PF

73

73

32.7

6.1

12.7

.476

1.1

3.0

.356

5.0

9.8

.513

.518

3.5

4.6

.757

1.9

5.9

7.8

3.1

1.8

0.9

2.3

2.8

16.7

2015-16

30

ATL

NBA

PF

81

81

32.7

6.2

13.2

.470

0.9

2.9

.319

5.3

10.3

.512

.505

3.8

5.0

.757

2.4

6.6

9.0

3.3

1.8

1.7

2.4

2.9

17.1

2016-17

31

ATL

NBA

PF

69

67

34.0

6.2

14.1

.442

1.1

3.5

.311

5.1

10.6

.486

.481

4.5

5.9

.768

1.6

6.1

7.7

3.7

1.3

0.9

2.3

2.7

18.1

2017-18

32

DEN

NBA

PF

38

37

30.1

5.3

11.4

.464

1.0

3.0

.345

4.3

8.5

.506

.509

2.9

4.2

.696

1.7

4.7

6.4

2.8

1.0

1.2

1.9

2.6

14.6

2018-19

33

DEN

NBA

PF

70

65

27.1

4.6

9.5

.484

0.8

2.3

.365

3.8

7.2

.522

.528

2.6

3.6

.727

2.2

5.0

7.2

2.0

1.2

0.8

1.4

2.6

12.6

2019-20

34

DEN

NBA

PF

51

48

24.3

4.1

8.6

.482

1.1

2.4

.435

3.1

6.2

.500

.543

2.3

2.8

.816

1.9

3.8

5.7

1.6

0.9

0.6

1.4

2.9

11.6

2020-21

35

DEN

NBA

PF

56

36

20.8

3.4

7.2

.476

0.9

2.6

.343

2.5

4.6

.550

.537

1.3

1.8

.724

1.4

3.3

4.7

1.8

0.9

0.6

0.9

2.0

9.0

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Though Millsap is at the tail end of his career, he can still be a vital piece for a contending team. Other teams rumored to be in on the former second-round pick are the Brooklyn Nets, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers. Millsap can still bring value to a contending team or, if you're the Bulls, a team on the upswing. He still shoots the three at a decent clip, shooting 34%, and adds a valuable low-post presence.

It's no secret that the Chicago Bulls are all in. This could be the move that helps solidify the bench and helps the Chicago Bulls take a major jump in the Eastern Conference.