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NBA Barometer: Not Your Run-of-the-Millsap

Shannon McKeown

Shannon McKeown

Shannon McKeown is the VP of Advertising Sales and Basketball Editor for He's a two-time FSWA finalist for Fantasy Basketball writer of the year. He also covers the Pistons and Tigers for the site.

Not Your Run-of-the-Mill Hawk

With Al Horford (torn pectoral muscle) lost for the season, Paul Millsap has officially taken over as the Hawks' go-to option in the frontcourt.

In the three games since Horford hit the shelf, Millsap has averaged 28.0 points, 11.7 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, and 1.7 steals in 38 minutes per game. He has been getting to the line (12.7 FTA) a ton in those three games and hitting at a higher clip (78.9 percent) than normal, but his shooting from the floor (51.0 percent) during this stretch is right on par with his career mark of 51.5 percent.

Can Millsap continue to post such strong numbers?

While some regression back to the norm should be expected, Millsap is in position to post the best stats of his career over the next few months. Millsap's usage rate has soared with Horford out, reaching 29.8 percent, which would rank as the fourth-highest mark in the league and well above the 22.3 percent he has averaged o

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