Aussies in NBA: Patty Mills re-signs with the San Antonio Spurs

Oct 27, 2016; Sacramento, CA, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills (8) during the game against the Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center. The Spurs won the game 102-94. Mandatory Credit: Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports

Patty has most definitely made the discussion quick. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Australian guard Patty Mills has re-signed with the San Antonio Spurs on a four-year deal worth $50 million.

The NBA’s free agency has literally just begun. This decision presents an interesting take from Mills, who was obviously content with staying with the Spurs, the team who he won a championship with back in 2014.

[Read: Shifting gears: How Patty Mills found success by slowing down]

The deal is reported to be a three-year deal with a player option for the fourth.

Mills, who has spent six of his eight years in the league with the Spurs may have left some money on the table according to some.

With the opportunity to seek a higher wage at rival NBA clubs, the opportunity Mills has received in San Antonio along with the organisational culture was likely a big part of Mills’ decision.

Mills averaged 9.5 points, 1.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 21.9 minutes a night, during his last season with the Spurs and will once again look to provide a scoring punch off the bench as the Spurs compete in an extremely competitive Western Conference.

 

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