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Spurs re-sign Mills, sign Anderson

The San Antonio Spurs announced Saturday that the team has re-signed Patty Mills and signed rookie Kyle Anderson. Per club policy, terms of the contracts weren’t made available.

Mills was a key component to the Spurs’ 2014 Championship run, as he went from being a towel waiver in season’s before, to part of the bench unit that earned the nickname, the ‘Foreign Legion.’ Mills is currently recovering from a surgical procedure on his right shoulder, and he’s expected to be ready to play anywhere from January to March in 2015.

Anderson was selected as the 30th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft by the Spurs, and in his first Summer League Friday against the Sacramento Kings, he totaled six points, six assists, and four rebounds in 26 minutes.

Mills will reportedly earn $12 million for three years. With Mills and Anderson under contract, the Spurs’ roster now has 12 fully guaranteed contracts. The re-signing of Boris Diaw is expected to also come in the near future, which would place the roster at it’s active limit of 13 players. A team can only have up to 15 players on its roster by the first regular season game.

The Spurs are currently in the sweepstakes for Pau Gasol, but as of Saturday afternoon, it looks like Gasol is Chicago-bound as the Bulls and Lakers are trying to work a sign-and-trade.

The Spurs could still look at bringing back both free agents Matt Bonner and Aron Baynes, or one of the two. The Spurs also have rookie Bryce Cotton on a partially guaranteed deal, and his deal would only become official if he makes the squad out of training camp. Lastly, the Spurs still have the Mid-Level Exception worth $5.3 million to use as well on an outside free agent if they so choose.

Paul Garcia

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Paul is a San Antonio Spurs credentialed media member for Project Spurs. He covered the 2013 NBA All-Star Game in Houston, TX, and the 2013 and 2014 NBA Finals. Paul has been featured on WOAI, Fox 29, and numerous nationwide radio shows.