Here's what Upside and Motor's Scott Rafferty had to say about this move:
Elijah Millsap - Bakersfield Jam
Season statistics: 20.6 points, 8.3 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 4.1 turnovers, 2.1 steals on 44.2% FG and 33.9% 3PT
When it comes to attacking the basket, nobody in the D-League does it better than Millsap. Nearly 75 percent of his made shots this season have come within five-feet of the basket and he draws plenty of fouls doing so, currently averaging 11.1 free throw attempts per 48-minutes. To go along with that offensive prowess, Millsap is a ballhawking defender. He is given the nightly assignment of guarding the opposing team's most potent scorer. Brady Heslip had his worst shooting game of the season against Millsap, as did the Los Angeles D-Fenders' Manny Harris.
Millsap has played the role of faciliator for much of the season with the Jam, and it's led to varying results. His 5.2 assists per game speaks volumes of his playmaking ability, but the high rate in which he's turning the ball over leaves room for concern. As a result, he will likely play the two-guard in the NBA, even though he has proven capable of commanding an offense. Millsap struggles with his jump shot at times, too, but has developed into an average three-point shooter over the years.
Yes. We need a guy like this.