Paul Millsap Injury: Updates on Hawks Star’s Hip and Return
Obnoxious Sports! Coming off a rough road trip and four straight losses they have got to get a win tonight against the Detroit Pistons. The team has not made the adjustment having Paul out. According to the Bleacher Report Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap hasn’t played since Nov. 28 while dealing with a hip injury. It’s unclear when he will return to the court.
Continue for updates.
Latest on Millsap’s Timeline for Return
Friday, Dec. 2
Millsap will not play Friday or Saturday against the Toronto Raptors, per Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Millsap Out vs. Pistons
Friday, Dec. 2
Keith Langlois of Pistons.com reported Millsap will not play Friday against the Detroit Pistons.
Hawks Need Millsap to Pace Frontcourt on Offense
Millsap is coming off one of the best seasons of his NBA career. In 81 games, he averaged 17.1 points and nine rebounds per game—the latter was a career high. The 31-year-old also reached his third straight All-Star Game.
With Al Horford and Jeff Teague gone, the Hawks need Millsap to continue being a tone-setter on the offensive end.
Dwight Howard has exceeded expectations since arriving in Atlanta, but the Hawks can’t expect him to consistently score at the same level he did during his prime years with the Orlando Magic. Elevating Dennis Schroder to starting point guard in place of the departed Teague was a net negative offensively as well.
With Millsap out, Kris Humphries may see more time on the floor at power forward. Humphries attempted to add a three-point shot to his repertoire in 2015-16 but shot 31.5 percent from beyond the arc. He’s connecting on only 30.8 percent of his attempts in 14 games this year.
Should Millsap be forced to miss a lengthy amount of time, his ability to stretch the floor will be sorely missed.