3 Philadelphia 76ers veterans that should retire: Paul Millsap
From one big man to another, Paul Millsap started his career under the tutelage of former Utah Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan and under the wing of former All-Star Carlos Boozer. Millsap was a bit undersized as a power forward at 6-foot-7, but quickly became a dominant force in Utah, overtaking Boozer’s starting role in his fourth season.
After spending his first seven seasons in Utah, Millsap joined the Atlanta Hawks as a free agent. During his tenure with the Hawks, Millsap earned four All-Star appearances and one All-Defensive team honor. He then spent four seasons with the Denver Nuggets where he started to experience a graceful decline. Then he signed with the Nets this past offseason and he had hit rock bottom. He barely played for the Philadelphia 76ers after he was a part of the James Harden deal.
For his career, Millsap averaged 13.4 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.2 steals, and 1.0 blocks. His career stats are pretty solid too as he’s 92nd in total rebounds, 76th in total steals, and 95th in total blocks.
Millsap has lost all his athleticism which is a problem for an undersized big man like him. The 37-year-old’s intelligence for the game is still high, but his body can’t perform as it once did. The best thing for him is to look into a career as a coach or broadcaster.