The Scoop:He is with the team and is still recovering from rotator cuff surgery. Mills had a sky-high usage rate in the second unit and still ranked in the top 10 for effective field goal percentage. While Mills is out, Cory Joseph gains a little more fantasy value and is worth a look as a Tony Parker handcuff.
Patty Mills was a feel-good story on a team full of them last season in San Antonio. The Australian guard had a breakout year, rededicating himself to conditioning and flourishing in a Spurs system that relied upon him for offensive scoring punch off the bench. After averaging 10.2 points and helping the Spurs win the championship, Mills figured to cash in on the open market. The injury did nothing to deter the Spurs, who re-signed him on Saturday.
Australian guard Patty Mills will be back to help the San Antonio Spurs defend their NBA title next season after signing a new contract Saturday. The 25-year-old from Canberra played a key reserve role for the Spurs, who defeated the Miami Heat in last month's NBA Finals. While no terms of the deal were officially released, multiple reports said Mills received a three-year contract worth about $12 million. Mills scored 10.2 points, grabbed 2.1 rebounds and passed off 1.8 assists over 81 games last season, helping San Antonio's bench lead all NBA reserve units with 45.1 points a game.