Turns out the San Antonio Spurs’ point guard choice is the one they always had on their roster. They have agreed to re-sign Patty Mills on a four-year, $50 million deal, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Mills was expected to be one of the many free-agent point guards to switch teams next year, with the Spurs seemingly hunting for an upgrade at the position. Instead, he stays with the Spurs for about $12.5 million a season and should start at point guard before and perhaps even after Tony Parker recovers from a ruptured quad tendon.
The 28-year-old Mills averaged 9.5 points and 3.5 assists on 41 percent shooting in a reserve role for San Antonio last season. Had he not returned to San Antonio, he likely would have been a fallback option for several teams that whiffed on top free agent point guards. Instead, he’ll continue to serve as a perfect fit as a spot starter and reserve for Gregg Popovich.
It was always puzzling that the Suns were pursuing Millsap, as well as Blake Griffin, who the team had reportedly secured a meeting with before Griffin opted to re-sign the five-year, $173 million deal in Los Angeles. The team’s timeline means that they’re still several years away from contending, and all a good veteran like Millsap or Griffin could really do is tie up money and Cheap Kids Soccer Jerseys opportunities while making Phoenix a lower end lottery team rather than one who could potentially take a top-three pick.
While the Suns are going young, it seems that they aren’t sold on their 24-year-old center Alex Len. The Vertical’s Shams Charania reported that Len is one of the only restricted free agents on the market that could potential change teams this summer, meaning that Phoenix might not match Len Cheap Jonathan Toews Jerseys if he receives an offer sheet that they deem is too high.