Quote of the Day: Paul Millsap explains why Hawks didn’t need a trade at the deadline


The Hawks have been the surprise team in the NBA this season, at one point putting together a monster 19-game winning streak with less than superstar-level talent in place on the roster.

Sure, Atlanta ended up with four All-Stars in Jeff Teague, Al Horford, Paul Millsap and Kyle Korver, but that was more a function of the team’s record than it was a reflection of just how bright any one of their particular stars shined.

As the trade deadline came and passed, Millsap referenced the team’s strong first-half start when asked if the Hawks should be in the market to improve the talent on the roster.

From Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

Asked, and answered.