The NBA free agency rumors continue for the 2017 offseason as Atlanta Hawks All-Star Paul Millsap is among the coveted players available. Recent reports have indicated that several teams are interested in acquiring Millsap for their roster including one strong contender in the Western Conference.

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Several other up and coming teams are also vying for Millsap's services. Here's a look at the latest on Paul Millsap's NBA free agency situation and which team could end up with the All-Star forward.

Phoenix Suns

The Phoenix Suns are a team popping up in free agency rumors lately. This young, up and coming squad has been mentioned in a recent report as highly interested in the Hawks star. ESPN's Brian Windhorst appeared on The Basketball Analogy podcast and said the Suns are "a very strong suitor" that could offer Millsap a max deal for a shorter contract than four years.

NBA free agent Paul Millsap is being targeted by the Suns, Rockets, Kings and Nuggets this offseason. [Image via NBA/YouTube]
NBA free agent Paul Millsap is being targeted by the Suns, Rockets, Kings and Nuggets this offseason. [Image via NBA/YouTube]

Just recently, Phoenix was also mentioned as ready to meet with Los Angeles Clippers All-Star Blake Griffin. It's being said the team will talk with Griffin this coming weekend as the free agency period officially tips off allowing teams to have discussions with prospective players for their rosters.

The Suns are an intriguing team in that they have young talent and aren't near playoff-ready just yet. However, adding the right mix of stars seems to be the way to go in today's NBA to get closer to a title. Having a star big man in town to play with their other talents including Devin Booker, TJ Warren and new draft pick Josh Jackson could go a long way.

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Houston Rockets

The Houston Rockets made headlines a day ago with the big trade to bring Clippers' star Chris Paul to their roster. CP3 now joins NBA MVP finalist James Harden on the roster as they look to become one of the West's elite teams. It's being said that this situation could make Houston a possibility for Paul Millsap.

In the popular NBA fashion these days, Millsap would be teamed with Paul and Harden to form a "Big 3" on the Rockets.

It would make for two talented guards and an inside-outside player to give teams fits. Millsap averaged 24.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game in 36.5 minutes of action on average, so he would certainly be a key addition to an already improved Houston lineup.

Nuggets or Kings

The Denver Nuggets are a team that just missed making the NBA Playoffs last season by a game or two after finishing 40-42 overall. The Portland Trail Blazers ended up with the No.

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8 spot in the Western Conference, but Denver appears like they could still be close to breaking into the postseason. Adding a star like Paul Millsap could be just what they need to do so and he may end up liking what they have to offer.

As for the Sacramento Kings, this is a team much like the Suns. They are fully rebuilding ever since trading away Boogie Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans. Rudy Gay is also searching for a new team to play for.

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The Kings have added younger talents like Buddy Hield, and their 2017 NBA Draft picks De'Aaron Fox and Zach Collins. So much like Phoenix, this would not be a situation where Millsap would be playoff-bound right away. However, if the money's right and he likes their pitch he could very well wind up in Sacramento. He may want to talk to Cousins first or study up on his situation.

It's clear though that Millsap's current team, the Atlanta Hawks, is also rebuilding, so the All-Star forward will probably want to try his chances at playing for a team closer to contending. That could put Houston at the forefront even if Phoenix is a strong suitor. Stay tuned as the free agency rumors will only intensify in the coming days and weeks until signings happen.

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