Sixers big man Paul Millsap takes a pop quiz on his 16-year career

Sixers big man Paul Millsap takes a pop quiz on his 16-year career

Philadelphia 76ers veteran big man Paul Millsap has had one helluva career in the league. Drafted in the second round of the 2006 NBA draft by the Utah Jazz out of Louisiana Tech, Millsap has carved out a role for 16 seasons in the league.

Millsap had a lot of 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 has played with both the Brooklyn Nets and the Sixers as he fills more of a veteran role these days, but there is no question that he has had a terrific career.

Millsap sat down with Sixers Wire and he took a pop quiz on his career accomplishments. This continues the quiz series that has been done with Danny Green, Tobias Harris, and former Sixers big man Andre Drummond.

With that being said, let’s get into the quiz to see how much Millsap remembers about his career:

Editor’s note: This interview has been edited for clarity and brevity.

Sixers big man Paul Millsap takes a pop quiz on his 16-year career

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Paul: I think it was the Phoenix Suns?

Sixers Wire: No. It was a team in the Western Conference though. I’ll give you another try.

Was it the Warriors?

No, the Houston Rockets

Was it the Houston Rockets?

Yes

I have no idea.

It was like a 4-footer in the paint in the second quarter.

I don’t remember that!

That’s how you scored your first points in the league!

48.

Close

46.

Yes. Do you remember who you did it against?

Miami.

Yes in 2010

I like to say 48 because it’s closer to 50.

Sixers big man Paul Millsap takes a pop quiz on his 16-year career

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18?

Higher

21?

24

24?

Yeah, that’s your career-high in rebounds. You did it against the Warriors.

24? Holy (expletive)!

No idea.

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 that?

No, you had eight rebounds this game

Oh, wow. Nah.

The Dallas Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks. Wow.

42?

Close. Higher.

44? 45?

45. Do you know who it was against?

Boston.

Yup

I remember that one.

Sixers big man Paul Millsap takes a pop quiz on his 16-year career

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No idea.

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 the Lakers.

No

No?

You played the Spurs

We played the Spurs in the Conference finals that year?

Yup. That was the year the Spurs won the title. They beat the Cavs in the finals.

What!?

That was LeBron’s first time in the finals

Wow. Um, Atlanta against Cleveland.

Yes in 2015

And Denver against Lakers

Yeah, that was in the bubble.

That was against the Spurs my rookie year?

Yeah! That was when you had Derek Fisher.

I don’t remember that. I thought we played the Lakers that year.

No, you played the 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.

Wow!

No

Alright, so you had a putback against the Bulls in overtime off a Nikola Jokic miss.

I remember that one.

Then there was another one in Denver when you drove past Myles Turner and you 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 yeah. I remember that one.

Paul, I appreciate you, man.

I appreciate you.

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