It’s not every day that you hear an Atlanta Hawks player added to the Team USA camp.
With Kevin Love and Blake Griffin withdrawing from Team USA this summer, there is a need for big men. The talent for big men, especially in the 4th position, also know as Power Forward, is young but very talented. There is a need for veteran presence on the team for the FIBA World Cup in September.
According to Marc Stein of ESPN.com, Paul Millsap is a late invitee to Las Vegas to attend the Team USA camp. He will attend the camp with fellow teammate Kyle Korver this summer.
Just got word: Hawks' Paul Millsap has been invited to Team USA camp in Vegas. Surprise but sensible addition after frontcourt withdrawals
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 27, 2014
Last summer, Millsap was regarded as one of the best value signings in the league when the Hawks signed him for 2-years/$19M. During the season, he averaged 17.9 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 3.1 assists in 74 game for a injury-plagued Hawks team. The Hawks then made it as the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference.
Millsap will provide a solid piece in the paint for Team USA and is also a very dangerous offensive weapon. He can step in as the Stretch-4, play on the inside and snag offensive boards.