To say Paul Millsap’s season has been a roller coaster ride would be an understatement.
He started the season as one of the first forwards off of Jerry Sloan’s bench – a role that he’s grown accustomed to over his first three seasons in the NBA – only to be given the starting position when Carlos Boozer went down with an injury. With an increased role this season he’s posting an impressive stat line of 14.2 points per game and 9.2 rebounds. Not bad for a player who slipped to the second round because countless teams doubted his ability to play power forward in the NBA due to his height.
Boozer has been back for three games and during that time Millsap’s numbers have slipped but Utah’s young forward isn’t worried about that, he’s too busy focusing on helping his team prepare for a lengthy postseason run this spring.
Before a recent game in Toronto he talked with Hoops Addict about his increased role this season, Utah being underdogs in the Western Conference, what it’s like to play for Jerry Sloan and a host of other topics.