Patty Mills agrees to re-sign with San Antonio Spurs for 4 years, $50 million
Patty Mills agrees to re-sign with the San Antonio Spurs for four years, $50 million, so what’s next for the San Antonio Spurs moving forward?
Patty Mills isn’t going anywhere, and the Spurs were able to keep a key bench piece to keep San Antonio in the mix out West.
With the Thunder, Rockets and Warriors looking like juggernauts, the Spurs will do their best to be contenders. Mills will stay with the only franchise he’s ever known.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN was the first to report the news:
Mills, 28, averaged 9.5 points and 3.5 assists during the 2016-2017 NBA regular season. Mills shot .41.4 percent from beyond the arc this past year across 21.9 minutes per game. Mills’ new deal will give him $12.5 million per season as a valuable bench piece for the Spurs. Leaving Gregg Popovich didn’t seem to be an option for the Australian native.
The Spurs now have to try to keep Pau Gasol and Jonathon Simmons. The latter, in particular, will be a restricted free agent and could land a big time offer sheet. Manu Ginobili is also a free agent but may opt to retire. San Antonio has a track record for developing its players, and Mills is one of many examples as a former second-round pick. He was selected from Saint Mary’s with the 55 pick in the 2009 NBA Draft.
San Antonio was 12 points better per 100 possessions with Mills on the floor. Mills will be the second point guard signing to start off free agency after Jeff Teague signed with the Timberwolves. The rumors of San Antonio signing George Hill are also out of the question with the Mills news.