While the Suns are reportedly still meeting with free agent forward Paul Millsap, it does not appear the Suns are in the drivers seat.
Source close to free agent Paul Millsap says Denver and Minnesota have emerged as frontrunners. Sacramento and Phoenix still in the mix.— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) July 1, 2017
The Timberwolves have already acquired Jimmy Butler this offseason, signed Jeff Teague (really?) to replace Ricky Rubio, and are looking hard at J.J. Redick too. Adding Millsap to the young core of Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins could make the Wolves a playoff team sooner than later. They are clearly done with their youth movement.
Millsap, 33 years old, will be meeting with teams in the coming days with one of them still the Vally of the Sun.
Now that Blake Griffin is going back to Clippers, expect Phoenix to go hard for Paul Millsap. They're fans.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 1, 2017
What would the Suns offer Millsap?
Reportedly, via John Gambadoro, it won’t be the max. He mentioned on the radio that the Suns would be interested in a short-term deal at something below the max offer.
If the Suns sign Millsap, he would join 19 year old Marquese Chriss, 19 year old Dragan Bender, and 34-year old Tyson Chandler in the big man rotation, if the Suns let both Alex Len and Alan Williams leave in free agency (they are restricted free agents).
Let’s see how it all unfolds today.