Look­ing to up­grade the front­court, Den­ver will meet with Paul Mill­sap on Satur­day.

The Denver Post - - SPORTS - By Nick Kos­mider Nick Kos­mider: 303-954-1516, nkos­mider@denverpost.com or @nick­kos­mider

Free-agent power for­ward Paul Mill­sap will meet with the Nuggets on Satur­day, ac­cord­ing to The Salt Lake Tri­bune.

Mill­sap has long been con­sid­ered a free-agent tar­get for the Nuggets, who are look­ing to up­grade their front­court along­side 22year-old cen­ter Nikola Jo­kic.

With Blake Grif­fin ac­cept­ing a five-year, $175 mil­lion of­fer to re­main with the Los An­ge­les Clip­pers, ac­cord­ing to var­i­ous re­ports, the 6-foot-8 Mill­sap is the big­gest name on the mar­ket at the power for­ward spot.

Mill­sap, who is not ex­pected to re-sign with At­lanta, where he was an al­ls­tar each of the past four sea­sons, is 32 and will be en­ter­ing his 12th NBA sea­son.

He is com­ing off ca­reer­high av­er­ages of 18.1 points and 3.7 as­sists per game. But his ef­fi­ciency did dip slightly. His 44.2 shoot­ing from the field was the worst of his ca­reer. Mill­sap, a sec­ond-round pick by Utah in 2006, played his first seven sea­sons with the Jazz.

Teams could of­fi­cially start ne­go­ti­at­ing with free agents at 10:01 p.m. Moun­tain time Fri­day.

Deals can be agreed to at any time after that but can’t be of­fi­cially signed un­til July 7.

Mill­sap is re­ported to have sev­eral in­ter­ested suit­ors, in­clud­ing the Phoenix Suns, mean­ing it could take a max con­tract of­fer in or­der to land him. Such a con­tract could be in the neigh­bor­hood of $149 mil­lion over four years.

The Nuggets, as well as the San An­to­nio Spurs, also have ex­pressed in­ter­est in free-agent point guard Ge­orge Hill, ac­cord­ing to The Tri­bune. Hill, one of the top point guards on the open mar­ket, av­er­aged a ca­reer-high 16.9 points per game with Utah last sea­son.

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