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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.

2011-12 SEASON
Appeared in 64 games (62 starts) ... Averaged 16.6 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.8 steals in 32.5 minutes ... Ranked fourth in NBA in steals per game (1.84), leading the Jazz ... Scored in double-figures 54 times ... Scored 20+ points 18 times ... Had 10+ rebounds 23 times, registering 28 double-doubles ... Sat out final game of the regular season (4/26) ... Inactive one game due to severe left heel bruise on 2/29 ... Tallied 26 points, 15 rebounds and three steals vs. PHX (4/24) ... Had 27 points, eight rebounds and three steals at NO (4/13) ... Had 21 points and seven rebounds at HOU (4/11) ... Scored 25 points, had eight rebounds and three steals at PHX (4/4) ... Tied a season-high 31 points with 11 rebounds at POR (4/2) ... Had 24 points and 13 rebounds at NJ (3/26) ... Scored 25 points with 13 rebounds in a career-high 52 minutes in 4OT loss at ATL (3/25) ... Had 24 points, nine rebounds and five steals at LAL (3/18) ... Scored 16 points, had 11 rebounds and career-high eight steals vs. MIN (3/18) ... Had 26 points and seven rebounds at CHI 3/10 ... Scored 24 points and had six rebounds at DAL (3/3) ... Had 31 points and 11 rebounds vs. TOR 1/25 ... Scored 26 points, had nine rebounds and four assists vs. MIN (1/21) ... Had 26 points and 12 rebounds at DEN (1/15) ... Had 29 points, nine rebounds and three steals vs. LAL (1/11).

AS A PROFESSIONAL
Has appeared in 462 games (187 starts) of a possible 476 career games, averaging 12.1 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 1.6 assists in 26.9 minutes per game ... Ranks fourth on Jazz’s all-time field goal percentage list (.522) ... 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 ... 2010-11: Appeared in 76 games (all starts), averaging 17.3 points and 7.6 rebounds ... Ranked 10th in NBA in field goal percentage (531, 525-988) ... Ended season ranked third in franchise history for highest career field-goal percentage (.528, 1772-3353), eighth for career blocked shots (388) and 10th on the career offensive rebounds list (951) ... Missed six games due to injury – one with a bruised right hip (1/5) and five with left patellar tendinitis (3/9-3/16) ... Had 35 points with 10 rebounds at Houston (3/20) ... Had season-high 18 rebounds at Indiana (2/25) ... Had 30 points with eight rebounds vs. Minnesota (1/28) ... Had 21 points in fourth quarter and overtime at Houston (1/8), including 12 in overtime ... 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 ... His 19 field goals in the comeback win at Miami on 11/9 equaled the most in the NBA during the 2010- 11 season (Blake Griffin also did it - LAC vs. IND, 1/17/11) ... Had game-high 30 points w/ 16 boards at Oklahoma City (10/31) ...Became third Jazzman to register 30+ points, 15+ boards and 5+ assists in a game at Oklahoma City (10/31) ... 2009-10: Appeared in all 82 games (eight starts) averaging 11.6 points and 6.8 rebounds ... One of only two Jazz players to appear in every Jazz game ... Third time in his four seasons to accomplish the feat ... Led the Jazz in rebounding 14 times and scoring nine times ... Posted 10+ points 48 times and 10+ rebounds 17 times ... Recorded 12 double-doubles ... Had four games with 20+ points and 10+ rebounds ... Collected a career-high 24 rebounds at Golden State (4/13), the most by a Jazz player since Danny Schayes vs. Houston (12/18/82) ... Averaged 15.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.63 blocks in eight starts ... Started three straight games in place of an injured Carlos Boozer (1/29-2/3) and averaged 23.0 points, 10.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.00 blocks in 41.7 minutes ... Tied career-highs with 32 points and seven assists along with 14 rebounds vs. Sacramento (1/29) ... 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 ... Averaged 16.0 points, 10.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.2 steals per game as a starter ... Finished fourth in the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award balloting ... Missed six games due to injury: three with a sprained left PCL (12/26-12/29) and three with a bruised right knee (1/12-1/16) ... Led the team in scoring nine times and rebounding 28 times ... Had 51 games with 10+ points, 14 games with 20+ points and 30 games with 10+ rebounds ... Led the team in total rebounds (654) ... Collected 19 straight double-doubles (11/24-1/7), the longest streak in the NBA since 2006 ... Finished the season with 29 overall ... Played a career-high 51 minutes at Detroit (12/19) ...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 ... Participated in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam during All-Star Weekend (2/15) for second consecutive season ... Recorded double-figures 24 times with four double-doubles ... Led Jazz in scoring twice and rebounding seven times ... 2006-07: Appeared in 82 games (one start) as a rookie, averaging 6.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 0.82 steals and 0.90 blocks in 18.0 minutes ... Named 2006-07 All-Rookie Second Team (was one point shy of First Team) ... Finished sixth in Rookie of the Year balloting ... One of only three Jazzmen to appear in every game ... Became only seventh Jazz rookie to appear in every game (first since Raul Lopez in 2002-03) ... Ranked second among NBA rookies in rebounding (5.2) and double- doubles (7), third in steals (0.82) and blocks (0.90), tied for fifth in scoring (6.8), and eighth in minutes (18.0) ... Selected to compete in 2007 Rookie Challenge during All-Star Weekend in Las Vegas ... Led team in scoring (tied) (22 points, 9-13) and rebounding (8) in 27 minutes in Rookie Challenge ... Scored in double figures 23 times and pulled down 10+ rebounds eight times, tallying seven double-doubles ... Led (or tied) the Jazz in rebounding 12 times, and in scoring once ... Shot .525 (209-398) from the field, the third best ever by a Jazz rookie (Paul Griffin, Eric Leckner) ... His 183 offensive rebounds rank second on all-time Jazz rookie ledger (193 by Rich Kelley in 1975-76) ... His 74 blocks rank fourth in the Jazz rookie record books ... Played late in season despite a small avulsion fracture on fifth knuckle of right hand ... Made career-high five steals twice - at L.A. Clippers (3/23) and vs. Indiana (3/7) ... Hit his first career 3-pointer vs. Golden State (3/20) ... Had 14 points and 10 rebounds, hitting career-high 10-13 free throws at Denver (2/23) ... Made first career start at Phoenix (2/3) ... Posted 15 points and a season-high 17 rebounds (10 offensive) at New Orleans/Oklahoma City (1/27) ... Had season-high four blocks twice (12/15 vs. SAC, 11/14 vs. LAC) ... Scored a then season-high 20 points vs. Toronto (11/20) ... Posted first career double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds vs. Phoenix (11/18) ... Had two points (1-2 FG) and two rebounds in nine minutes in his NBA debut vs. Houston (11/1).

IN THE PLAYOFFS
Appeared in all 48 possible playoff games in five playoff appearances, averaging 9.7 points (.515 FG percentage) and 6.1 rebounds in 22.7 minutes ... 2012: Appeared in four games (all starts) against San Antonio, averaging 12.0 points, 11.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in 34.8 minutes ... 2010: Appeared in all 10 playoff games, averaging career playoff highs of 18.0 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.4 blocks ... Averaged 17.3 points, 9.8 rebounds and 1.83 blocks in six game first-round series with Denver ... Tallied 22 points and career playoff-high 19 rebounds in Game 3 win (4/23) ... Averaged 19.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.25 steals in four games of Conf. Semifinals vs. L.A. Lakers ... Ranked second on Jazz in scoring in Lakers series ... Had career-high 26 points, with 11 rebounds, four assists and three steals in Game 2 loss (5/4) ... 2009: Appeared in all five playoff games vs. Lakers, averaging 11.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game ... Series bests included 16 points in Game 5 and 14 rebounds in Game 3 ... 2008: Appeared in all 12 playoff games, averaging 6.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.33 blocks in 17.5 minutes ... Averaged 7.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.33 blocks in six Conf. Semifinals games vs. L.A. Lakers ... Had playoff season- high 17 points with 10 rebounds (6 off.) in Game 2 at L.A. Lakers (5/7) ... Averaged 5.0 points and 3.5 rebounds in six- game first round series vs. Houston ... 2007: Appeared in all 17 playoff games for the Jazz ... Averaged 5.9 points and 4.4 rebounds in 15.5 minutes per game ... Averaged 5.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.0 steal in 17.8 minutes per game in the five-game Western Conference Finals vs. San Antonio ... Averaged 7.2 points and 6.2 rebounds while hitting .536 (15-28) shots from the field in the Conf. Semifinals vs. Golden State ... Averaged 5.0 points and 2.9 rebounds in 12.3 minutes per game in the seven-game first-round series with Houston.

CAREER NBA 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).

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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