AP source: Hawks reach agreement to re-sign Paul Millsap

By CHARLES ODUM
AP Sports Writer

ATLANTA (AP) - A person with knowledge of the deal says the Atlanta Hawks have reached an agreement to re-sign free agent power forward Paul Millsap.

The person says the agreement is for a two-year deal with a player option for a third year that makes the contract worth $58.9 million. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the deal can't be finalized until July 9.

Re-signing Millsap, an All-Star in each of his two years with the Hawks, was an offseason priority that gained added importance after another key starter, forward DeMarre Carroll, agreed to a deal with Toronto.

Millsap averaged 16.7 points and 7.8 rebounds as the Hawks advanced to the Eastern Conference finals.

Millsap also had strong interest from Orlando, according to reports.

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