Report: Spurs to sign guard Patty Mills


According to Yahoo! Sports, the San Antonio Spurs will sign guard Patty Mills.

Mills, 23, was recently cleared by the Chinese Basketball Association to return to the NBA. The contract is expected to be done within the next 24 hours after the Portland Trail Blazers renounce Mills’ rights.

Mills’ signing will take the Spurs out of the bidding for veteran guard Derek Fisher, who is expected to have his contract bought out by the Houston Rockets after the Los Angeles Lakers traded him.

The Spurs signing Mills means he will be backing up Tony Parker seeing how T.J. Ford recently retired from the NBA due to injury. Mills also played for Spurs assistant coach Brett Brown in Australia. He played for the Melbourne Tigers and averaged 18.6 points, 5 assists, 2.3 rebounds, shot 34.8% from the three-point line, 49.3% from the field in 33.4 minutes in nine game for the Tigers.

Mills also played for the Portland Trail Blazers from 2009-2011 and has an NBA career averages of 5.1 points, 1.5 assists, 35% three-point shooting average, 41% shooting from the field.

This will also mean Gary Neal will be able to move back to his natural position at shooting guard.

What do you have to say Spurs fans? Think the Spurs should have signed Derek Fisher or Mills is a nice, under-the-radar move for San Antonio?