Sixers big man Paul Millsap takes quiz on his 16-year career
Philadelphia 76ers veteran great Paul Millsap has had one hell of a career in the league. Drafted in the second round of the 2006 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz of Louisiana Tech, Millsap carved out a role for 16 seasons in the league.
Millsap had great success with the Jazz followed by four All-Star seasons with the Atlanta Hawks before joining the Denver Nuggets and being a big part of their success. In the 2021-22 season he played with both the Brooklyn Nets and the Sixers as he fills more of a veteran role these days, but there’s no doubt he’s had a career terrific.
Millsap sat down with Sixers Wire and took a quiz about his professional accomplishments. This continues the quiz series that has been done with Danny Green, Tobias Harris and former Sixers big man Andre Drummond.
That being said, let’s take the quiz to see what Millsap remembers about his career:
Editor’s note: This interview has been edited for clarity and brevity.
Paul: I think it was the Phoenix Suns?
Sixers Wire: No. It was a Western Conference team. I’ll give you another try.
Was it the Warriors?
No, the Houston Rockets
Was it the Houston Rockets?
I have no idea.
It was like a 4-footer in the paint in the second quarter.
I do not remember !
That’s how you scored your first points in the league!
Yes. Do you remember who you did it against?
Yes in 2010
I like to say 48 because it’s closer to 50.
Yeah, that’s your career high in rebounds. You did it against the Warriors.
24? Holy (expletive)!
It was against the Toronto Raptors. You had 19 points, you had 13 rebounds and 10 assists.
What team was I on? Utah?
You were in Atlanta.
No. I didn’t get a triple-double in there?
No, you had eight rebounds this game.
Oh wow. No.
The Dallas Mavericks. wow.
45. Do you know who it was against?
I remember that one.
In 2010 against the Denver Nuggets when you were in Utah and in 2012 against the San Antonio Spurs
Also when I was in Utah?
Yeah, both were in Utah
2007, we played against the Lakers.
You played Spurs
Did we play Spurs in the conference final that year?
Yeah. It was the year Spurs won the title. They beat the Cavs in the Finals.
It was LeBron’s first time in the Finals
wow. Uh, Atlanta versus Cleveland.
Yes in 2015
And Denver against the Lakers
Yeah, it was in the bubble.
Was it my rookie year against Spurs?
Yeah! It was when you had Derek Fisher.
I do not remember. I thought we played the Lakers that year.
No, you played Spurs. They went on to win the title. They beat you guys in 5 and then they beat the Cavaliers. They swept the Cavaliers in the Finals.
Alright, so you had a comeback against the Bulls in overtime on a Nikola Jokic miss.
I remember that one.
Then there was another one in Denver when you passed Myles Turner and scored at the buzzer to beat Indiana. Then you were in Atlanta and you had a pick-and-roll with Kyle Korver, Kyle hit you with a pass and you hit a jumper to beat the Thunder on the road.
Oh yes. I remember that one.
Paul, I like you, man.
I like you.