PERHAPS THE MOST predictive advanced metric out there, regularized adjusted plus/minus, reveals that PF Paul Millsap was the NBA's seventh-best player last season. The guy he's replacing, Josh Smith, was 34th. The Pistons signed Smith to a $54 million deal, and the Hawks got Millsap, who should equal Smith's production, for $19 million. Take a bow, Danny Ferry. With Millsap and Al Horford inside, Kyle Korver (46 percent from 3) will have plenty of room outside.
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