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#18 Elijah Millsap
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  • Phoenix Suns
  • Signed as a free agent in April 2017
  • SG/SF
  • 6'6" / 225lbs
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  • 08/12/1987
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  • Undrafted, 2010
  • UAB
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DateLeagueTransaction
27th September, 2010NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Oklahoma City.
20th October, 2010NBAWaived by Oklahoma City.
30th October, 2010D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Tulsa 66ers.
28th November, 2011D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Tulsa 66ers.
28th November, 2011D-LeagueTraded by Tulsa 66ers to Los Angeles D-Fenders in exchange for a 2012 second round pick.
9th December, 2011NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with L.A. Lakers.
22nd December, 2011NBAWaived by L.A. Lakers.
26th December, 2011D-LeagueRe-acquired by Los Angeles D-Fenders.
17th September, 2012ChinaSigned a one year contract with Shanghai Sharks.
9th November, 2012ChinaReleased by Shanghai Sharks.
12th December, 2012D-LeagueAcquired by Los Angeles D-Fenders.
22nd June, 2013PhilippinesSigned for the duration of the Governor's Cup with Petron Blaze Boosters.
13th January, 2014IsraelSigned for the remainder of the season with Maccabi Ashdod.
19th March, 2014IsraelLeft Maccabi Ashdod.
29th March, 2014D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Los Angeles D-Fenders.
23rd September, 2014NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Milwaukee.
16th October, 2014NBAWaived by Milwaukee.
30th October, 2014D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Los Angeles D-Fenders.
31st October, 2014D-LeagueTraded by Los Angeles D-Fenders, along with a 2014 sixth round pick and a 2015 fifth round pick, to Bakersfield Jam in exchange for the returning player rights to Dennis Horner, two 2014 second round picks and a 2015 second round pick.
5th January, 2015NBASigned a 10 day contract with Utah.
15th January, 2015NBASigned a second 10 day contract with Utah.
25th January, 2015NBASigned a partially guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2016 with Utah.
5th January, 2016NBAWaived by Utah.
22nd January, 2016IsraelSigned for the remainder of the season with Maccabi Tel-Aviv.
10th March, 2016IsraelLeft Maccabi Tel-Aviv.
15th September, 2016PhilippinesSigned for the remainder of the Governor's Cup with San Miguel Beermen.
31st October, 2016D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Northern Arizona Suns (formerly Bakersfield Jam).
8th April, 2017NBASigned a partially guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2018 with Phoenix.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2006 - 2008Louisiana-Lafayette (NCAA)
2008 - 2010UAB (NCAA)
July 2010Detroit Pistons (Summer League)
September 2010 - October 2010Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA)
October 2010 - November 2011Tulsa 66ers (D-League)
November 2011 - December 2011Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
December 2011L.A. Lakers (NBA)
December 2011 - June 2012Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
July 2012Atlanta Hawks (Summer League)
September 2012 - November 2012Shanghai (China)
December 2012 - June 2013Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
June 2013 - October 2013Petron Blaze (Philippines)
January 2014 - March 2014Maccabi Ashdod (Israel)
March 2014 - June 2014Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
July 2014Philadelphia 76ers (Summer League)
September 2014 - October 2014Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
October 2014Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
October 2014 - January 2015Bakersfield Jam (D-League)
January 2015 - January 2016Utah Jazz (NBA)
January 2016 - March 2016Maccabi Tel-Aviv (Israel)
September 2016 - October 2016San Miguel Beermen (Philippines)
October 2016 - April 2017Northern Arizona Suns (D-League)
April 2017 - presentPhoenix Suns (NBA)
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June 29, 2017

Elijah Millsap
SG/SF, 6’6, 225lbs, 29 years old, 3 years of experience

Reading nothing into his 23 minutes of NBA action this year, Millsap spent another season in the D-League and once again excelled defensively, with great instincts and enough mobility to follow through on them. Despite this, however, he is about to turn 30 and still lacks for an average NBA offensive skill. As much as the team needs defence, they need it in the form of two-way players within the rotation, which Millsap will likely never be. Still, as 14th men go, he is the rare defensive wing specialist and will accordingly remain on the cusp of the NBA for a while longer yet.

Player Plan: Unguaranteed minimum salary, final year. The contract has no guarantee date, keeping Millsap until the end of the preseason for no cap cost if required, a good amount of time for him to show if he is worth a spot.

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December 13, 2013

Elijah Millsap - Millsap has seemingly eschewed the D-League and is currently unsigned. His last stint was with the Petron Blaze in the Philippines, where in twenty games he posted one triple double and two quadruple doubles, both of which unfortunately involved turnovers. A defender and slasher, Millsap is tough and plays hard, but not without many mistakes along the way.

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July 13, 2013

Elijah Millsap

Millsap has now spent three seasons in the D-League, and although his numbers (17.4 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 3.6 apg, 2.0 spg) took a slight hit this year, he remains productive. The unspectacular Millsap is consistently effective both defensively and as a slasher, yet is undersized for the small forward position at which he would otherwise be best suited. At this point, too, being such a known commodity may start to count against him.

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July 18, 2010

Elijah Millsap

Elijah is the younger brother of Paul and John. Paul, I'm assuming you know about; John can be found here. Elijah is the youngest and smallest of the three, with a great frame for a shooting guard (6'6, 210), but the skills of a forward. He does not have a good outside jumpshot and turns it over a huge amount, an undersized face-up power forward in an undersized small forward's body. For that reason, he's going to take John's career path, not Paul's.

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