Millsap, on the other hand, used only 22.4 percent of Utah' NBA Live Coins possessions, an average number, but posted a true shooting percentage of 55.Which is better? It depends on the situation, but Millsap can bring a lot of different offensive skills to the table that could work extremely well with the passing ability of Al Horford. The famous 4-5 pick and roll is dead, but other hi-lo action certainly is possible.

 

Millsap is also very good at sneaking around the baseline, making him a useful weakside player on high pick and roll action. He won't go into the post and make beautiful diagonal passes to shooters like Smith could, but he is also a better and more selective jump-shooter that can be positioned in more places on the court. Defensively, Atlanta will certainly lose something with the tradeoff. Smith, when engaged, is one of the most versatile stoppers in the league, capable of playing both post players and wings.

 

The only time that Paul George really struggled in the playoffs was when Smith was guarding him in the first round. Millsap, meanwhile, has slow feet and gives up size to some bigger players. He's not actively hurting his team defensively, but he's not helping it a ton either. The Hawks are probably hoping he'll fare better outside of Utah's overly-simplistic pick and roll defensive schemes, which would be a reasonable expectation.

 

Is Millsap as good as Smith? Probably not. But he's also not that much worse and will cost Danny Ferry significantly less money. Because of that, this is a major win for the Hawks, given that they have to spend on somebody to eventually reach the salary floor. This was the signing that the Bobcats should have made instead of going for Al Jefferson, who is only effective in certain settings and gives back a lot defensively.

 

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