L.A. D-Fenders Re-Sign Guard Elijah Millsap
The Los Angeles D-Fenders have announced today that they have re-signed guard Elijah Millsap. Millsap was with the D-Fenders last year helping lead his team to the 2012 NBA D-League playoffs and Finals for the first time in franchise history. After the D-Fenders season the 6’6 guard was invited to attend the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas where he played in five games for the Atlanta Hawks. He later joined the Shanghai Sharks in China, playing in the Chinese Basketball Association.
Millsap, the younger brother of Jazz forward Paul Millsap, appeared in 91 career games, with 77 starts with the D-Fenders. In his career with the D-Fenders he averaged 17 points, six rebounds and one steal a game. Throughout the playoffs, Millsap appeared in 11 games posting up an average 22 points, seven rebounds and two steals a game. He played a key role in the D-Fenders championship run last year.
Despite falling to the Austin Toros in the Finals, the D-Fenders where undefeated in the playoffs, and finished the regular season with the best record in the league at 38-12. During the 2012-2013 season Millsap averaged 19 points, six boards, three assists and two steals a night for L.A. He was later selected to attend the 2012 NBA D-League All Star Game and named with All-Second Team honors.
He returns to a struggling team who is currently 2-4, and on a four game losing streak. Millsap should transition back well as he rejoins former teammates Jamario Moon, Courtney Fortson and Oriene Green. With their newest addition, the D-Fenders look to get back on track as they continue their second of a four game home stance. Millsap will make his debut tonight versus the Reno Big Horns at 7 p.m. at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo.