The Atlanta Hawks have been in the news lately with Paul Millsap's name floating around the trade rumor mill despite the organization saying they would not trade him over the summer.
A few days ago they were reportedly actively talking about dealing him and then reportedly took him off the market.
Although the Hawks are starting to get hot again as a team, it would not be surprising if he emerges as a trade candidate before the trade deadline. Many say that removing him from the market could just be a leverage ploy and monitor the teams interested in him like the Nuggets, Kings, and the Lakers.
Yes, Lakers were interested in trading for Millsap.
With the intriguing young players on their current roster, is it worth dealing them for a player on an expiring contract? It is not a bad idea for the Lakers, but they could just wait until next year to sign him as a free agent.