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The Phoenix Suns are meeting with Paul Millsap today, but are not considered the most likely to sign him.

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While the Suns are reportedly still meeting with free agent forward Paul Millsap, it does not appear the Suns are in the drivers seat.

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.

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.