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Paul Millsap

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Background

2013-2014 SEASON:
Scored in double-figures seven times during the postseason, including two 20-point efforts, and recorded three double-doubles ... Swiped a playoff career-best four steals @Ind (5/3), while posting 15 points, 17 rebounds, four assists and one block in a playoff career-high 44 minutes ... Set a postseason career-best with five assists, also recording 16 points, 18 rebounds, three steals and two blocks v/Ind (5/1) ... Put in a playoff career-high 29 points v/Ind (4/26), hitting 10-18 FGs (career-high 3-6 3FGs) and 6-6 FTs ... Had playoff career-high nine FTM, finishing with 25 points @Ind (4/19) ... Ranked ninth in the NBA in spg, t25th in rpg, t29th in ppg and 30th in bpg during the regular season ... Posted 30 double-doubles (t18th in the league), including one triple-double ... Scored in double-figures 68 times (29 20-point efforts, including two 30-point games) ... Averaged season career-highs in points, assists and blocks, while also reaching career-bests in 3FG%, 3FGM (76) and FTM (286) ... Led the team in rebounding 40 times, scoring 31 times and assists on six occasions ... Team leader in points, rebounds and steals per game, as well as FGM (483), while ranking second in blocks and fourth in assists per game ... Had six points, three rebounds and one assist in 15 minutes (3-5 FGs) for the victorious Eastern Conference in the 2014 NBA All-Star Game, his first career appearance in the midseason classic ... Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week on 1/27, the first Player of the Week honor of his career ... Missed one game due to right elbow tendinitis (11/19) and five due to a right knee contusion (2/22-3/5) ... Recorded three career-best streaks this year – 11 consecutive games with a made 3FG (2/19-3/23), 25 consecutive FTM (12/31-1/8) and 21 straight games with at least one steal (12/26-2/8) ... Signed with Atlanta as a free agent on 7/10.

2012-13 SEASON:
Appeared in 78 games (all starts), and averaged 14.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.0 blocks in 30.4 minutes (.490 FG%, .742 FT%) • Ranked first among NBA Western Conference power forwards in steals per game (1.31) • Led Jazz in total steals (102) • Scored in double-figures 50 times • Scored 20-points-or-more 14 times • Had 10-or-more rebounds 16 times, registering 25 double-doubles • Led Jazz in scoring 13 times, rebounds 22 times and assists five times • Missed two games due to a sprained left ankle (2/27-3/1) • Missed two games due to right patella/quadriceps tendon bruising (3/9-3/11) • SEASON HIGHS: 34 pts @TOR (11/12), 15 rebs (2x), 9 assts v/BKN (3/30), 5 stls (2x), 4 blks v/MIL (2/6), 11 FGM @TOR (11/12), 3 3FGM @TOR (11/12), 11 FTM v/NOH (1/30), 44 mins (2x).

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
Has appeared in 540 (265 starts) of a possible 558 career games, averaging 12.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.0 blocks in 27.4 minutes per game (.516 FG%, .723 FT%) • Ranks sixth on Jazz’s all-time field goal percentage list (.516) • Participated in the 2007 and 2008 Rookie Challenge during All-Star Weekend • 2006-07 All-Rookie Second Team (was one point shy of First Team) • Finished sixth in Rookie of the Year balloting • 2011- 12: Appeared in 64 games (62 starts), and averaged 16.6 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.8 steals in 32.5 minutes (.495 FG%, .792 FT%) • Ranked fourth in NBA in steals per game (1.84), leading the Jazz • Scored in double-figures 54 times • 2010-11: Appeared in 76 games (all starts), averaging 17.3 points and 7.6 rebounds (.531 FG%, .391 3FG%, .757 FT%) • Ranked 10th in NBA in field goal percentage • Had a career-high 46 points in an overtime win at Miami (11/9), the most by a Jazzman since Karl Malone had 56 points at Golden State on 4/7/98 • 2009-10: Appeared in all 82 games (eight starts) averaging 11.6 points and 6.8 rebounds (.538 FG%, .693 FT%) • One of two Jazz players to appear in every game • Third time in his first four seasons to accomplish the feat • Recorded 12 double-doubles • Averaged 15.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.6 blocks in eight starts • 2008-09: Appeared in 76 games (38 starts) averaging 13.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 30.1 minutes per game (.534 FG%, .699 FT%) • Averaged 16.0 points, 10.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.2 steals per game as a starter, and finished fourth in the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award balloting • Collected 19 straight double-doubles (11/24-1/7), the longest streak in the NBA since 2006 • 2007-08: Appeared in all 82 games (two starts) for the second straight season, averaging 8.1 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 20.8 minutes (.504 FG%, .677 FT%) • Participated in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam during All-Star Weekend for second consecutive season • Scored in double-figures 24 times with four double-doubles • 2006-07: Appeared in 82 games (one start) as a rookie, averaging 6.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 0.9 blocks in 18.0 minutes, hitting .525 FGs and .673 FTs • Became the seventh Jazz rookie to appear in every game • Ranked second among NBA rookies in rebounding and doubledoubles (seven), third in steals (0.8) and blocks (0.9), tied for fifth in scoring, and eighth in minutes.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by the Utah Jazz in the second round (47th pick overall) of the 2006 NBA Draft ... Signed by the Jazz on 8/1/06 ... Signed as a restricted free agent to an offer sheet by the Portland Trail Blazers on 7/10/09 ... Re-signed by the Jazz on 7/17/09 (matched Trail Blazers' offer sheet) ... Signed with Atlanta as a free agent on 7/10/13.

AS A COLLEGIAN:
Was an early entry candidate for the 2006 NBA Draft following three seasons at Louisiana Tech (2003-06) ... Averaged 18.6 points, 12.7 rebounds, 1.99 blocks and 1.32 steals in 92 career games in his three seasons ... Became the only player in NCAA Division I history to lead the nation in rebounding in three consecutive years ... Only the fifth player ever to win consecutive rebounding titles ... Ranks seventh on La. Tech’s all-time scoring list with 1,701 points and 2nd in rebounding with 1,172 boards ... Posted 67 career double-doubles ... Earned All- WAC First Team honors his sophomore and junior seasons and was Second Team as a freshman ... Appeared in 33 games as a junior (2005-06), averaging 19.6 points, 13.3 rebounds (best in nation), 2.30 blocked shots and 1.88 steals in 34.1 minutes ... Was a finalist for the Oscar Robertson Award and a Wooden Award nominee and named to the All-Western Athletic Conference First Team ... Ranked second in the WAC in scoring, blocks, steals and field goal percentage (.571) ... Set a WAC single-season record by averaging 15.6 rebounds in conference games ... Registered 26 double-doubles ... Set a Thomas Assembly Center record by pulling down 28 rebounds vs. San Jose State on 2/15 ... Equaled his season-high with 29 points along with 18 rebounds at Fresno State on 1/28 ... Also scored 29 points with 14 rebounds in a win at Texas Tech on 12/7 ... Registered 27 points and 12 rebounds at Memphis on 12/20 ... Combined for 43 points and 41 rebounds in two games with Hawaii ... Averaged 20.4 points (fourth in WAC) and 12.4 rebounds and 1.90 blocks in 29 games (all starts) as a sophomore (2004-05) ... Was the first player ever to win rebounding titles in consecutive years as a freshman and sophomore ... Twice won WAC Player of the Week honors ... Posted 29 points and a season-high 25 points vs. Boise State ... Scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed 18 boards at Auburn on 11/27/04 ... Named WAC Freshman of the Year in 2003-04 after averaging 15.6 points and 12.5 rebounds in 35.1 minutes in 30 games (29 starts) ... Only second freshman in NCAA history to grab a rebounding crown.

PERSONAL:
Born in Monroe, LA ... Spent much of his childhood in Denver before returning to Louisiana in 1999 ... Son of Bettye Millsap, and has three brothers – John, Elijah and Abraham ... John, who played on the Hawks’ summer league team in Las Vegas this past July, played collegiately at Texas-San Antonio, was an All-Star in the CBA and spent time in the NBA D-League ... Elijah played at Alabama-Birmingham, and in the D-League the last three seasons ... Abraham plays at Tennessee State ... Selected by the Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches as the Bob Pettit Award recipient as Louisiana Professional Player of the Year in 2008, 2009 and 2010 ... Recognized by his former high school (Grambling) with a “Paul Millsap Day” on 8/12/11 ... Inducted into the Louisiana Tech Athletics Hall of Fame in 2011 ... Favorite movie is “Life,” while favorite TV show is “Breaking Bad” ... He and his girlfriend LaToria Scott have three daughters – Xylah, Pnauyona and Paular ... On twitter @PaulMillsap4

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Height: 6'8''/ 2.03m
Weight: 253 lbs./ 114.8 kg
Born: February 10, 1985
From: Louisiana Tech University
Draft: 2nd Round (47th pick) 2006 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2006
Years Pro: 8
Previous Teams:
  Atlanta Hawks 2014 - 2014
  Utah Jazz 2013 - 2013
  Atlanta Hawks 2013 - 2013
  Utah Jazz 2006 - 2012
Prior to NBA/Country: Louisiana Tech/USA

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