Aussies in NBA: Patty Mills re-signs with the San Antonio Spurs
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.
Free agent Patty Mills has agreed to a 4-year, $50M deal to stay with San Antonio, league sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/K9ZzMOnDzR
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2017
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.
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.
Spurs got a steal on Patty Mills. Surely would think he'd of gotten more elsewhere.
— Craig Freeman (@seefreeman) July 1, 2017
Patty Mills would have demanded a lot more than this. He's decided to take less to stay with the Spurs, per Woj.
Culture > $$$. https://t.co/lBibcR8YCH
— Olgun Uluc (@OlgunUluc) July 1, 2017
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.
— JeffGSpursZone (@JeffGSpursZone) July 1, 2017
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.