5. Paul Millsap
Paul Millsap can do it all. He’s labeled as a power forward, but realistically could spend time at either forward position plus center. He can shoot, although he had a poor season from beyond the arc last year Millsap is still a 33.4 percent career three-point shooter.
He’s also one of the best inside scorers and rebounders in the East. Millsap averaged 17.1 points and nine rebounds per game last season, impressive numbers for a power forward who stands at just 6’8″.
With Al Horford now swapped out for Dwight Howard, Millsap will find himself adjusting to a much different looking Hawks team. Still, his game translates well to just about any situation he could find himself in.
Defensive rating has him as Atlanta’s best defender last year, coming in with an impressive defensive rating of 96. Teams will struggle to score at all against him and Howard, and he’ll still be able to go to work from mid-range on the other end. Despite a new-look Hawks team, Paul Millsap will continue to quietly be one of the better players the Eastern Conference has to offer.
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