The Atlanta Hawks have been listening to trade pitches for forward Paul Millsap recently, reports ESPN's Brian Windhorst and Marc Stein.
The NBA trade deadline is Feb. 23.
Millsap could become an unrestricted free agent at season's end and, according to the report, Atlanta is fearful of not receiving any compensation should Millsap leave for another team.
The team is also taking calls on guard Kyle Korver and small forward Thabo Sefolosha, as both will be free agents in the summer as well.
Millsap, 31, has decided to opt out of the final season of his contract. He signed a three-year, $60.216 million deal in July 2015 and is scheduled to make $21.5 million for the 2017–18 season.
Millsap, a three-time NBA All-Star, has been averaging 17.8 points and 8.2 rebounds this season for Atlanta, which has a 18–16 record, good for the fifth best in the Eastern Conference.
Korver is averaging 9.8 points, 2.2 assists and 2.8 rebounds, and is shooting 41% from three-point range, while Sefolosha is averaging 7.9 points and 4.7 rebounds.
- Scooby Axson