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

NBA All-Star Game 2015

NBA All-Star Game 2015

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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 Paul Millsap if Hawks need deadline move. His answer: ’43-11.’ #ATLHawks

— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) February 19, 2015

Asked, and answered.