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Hawks' Paul Millsap named reserve for NBA All-Star game

POSTED: January 30, 2014 8:07 p.m.

ATLANTA — Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap tonight has been named as an Eastern Conference All-Star, selected in voting among the Conference’s coaches. It marks the first All-Star selection of his career. The 2014 All-Star game takes place on Sunday, Feb. 16 at New Orleans Arena.

"It’s an honor to be chosen by the coaches as an All-Star," Millsap said. "I know this wouldn’t have happened without the help and support of my teammates and the hard work of our coaching staff, and I’m proud to represent the Hawks in New Orleans."

"This is a very well deserved honor," said Hawks' President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Danny Ferry. “Paul has been an All-Star player and an All-Star teammate for us. The Atlanta Hawks are very proud to have Paul representing the city of Atlanta and our team."

On the season, the reigning NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week is putting up a career-high 17.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, career-best 3 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.2 blocks in 33.3  minutes per game this season. He is the only player in the East, and one-of-two in the NBA, averaging at least 16 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steals and 1 blocks.



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