The Atlanta Hawks have reiterated that Paul Millsap won't be traded before the deadline.
Millsap can become a free agent this offseason.
“He’s not going anywhere,” said Mike Budenholzer. “You can write that.”
The Hawks solicited potential offers for Millsap early last month as the team had a 16-16 record and appeared to be headed to a rebuild mode. A seven-game win streak brought trade talks to an end.
The Hawks informed teams that Millsap was no longer available. Millsap said he was informed by team management, including Budenholzer, that he would not be traded.
Millsap said Monday that he was relieved to know his immediate future with the latest acknowledgement.
“Bud has been a man of his word,” Millsap said. “He has always shot it straight with me, always been honest with me. I take his word for what it is. It’s refreshing to know I’m not going anywhere and I’ll be on this team until the end of the year.
“Now, I’ve got to make it work. Stick to basketball and try to get wins.”