benno
Years ago

Mills turns down $885k option, opts for free agency

http://blog.mysanantonio.com/spursnation/2012/06/27/mills-opts-for-free-agency-with-a-catch/

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LC  
Years ago

Given with what he had been saying, this was coming...

So Mills is a restricted Free Agent - this means that the Spurs retain the right to match any outside offer he receives.

So who will he get picked up by? Who needs his skill set?

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Isaac  
Years ago

He surely wouldn't be doing this unless he had info on the table from one or both sides: another team or two keen on him, and/or the Spurs saying he'll still be behind 2-3 others. Maybe another team wants him, and the Spurs have said "We think you're great but, to be honest, we have a commitment to Gary Neal and he will get priority minutes after Parker."

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benno  
Years ago

http://www.theage.com.au/sport/basketball/mills-turns-down-spurs-chases-better-offer-20120628-214e9.html

another article from the age worth reading

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igotmadskills  
Years ago

patty definately not going to the blazers now as they picked a 6.3 pg with pick 5

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Ricey  
Years ago

Or maybe, just maybe, he's making another stupid decision...

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Aussie  
Years ago

the spurs have extended a qualifying offer to patty according to this article, Worse case scenario he signs this offer and plays another year at the spurs.
http://projectspurs.com/2012-articles/june/spurs-extend-qualifying-offer-to-green-mills.html

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Anonymous  
Years ago

All this means is that that Patty is a restricted free agent. He can get an offer from another team that the Spurs can match if they want.

If they dont match then he has a job with the other team for more money. If no one else gives him an offer he is signed to his qualifying offer from the Spurs

Actually, quite smart Ricey. A job either way and perhaphs more money from the Spurs in the process.

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benno  
Years ago

opening at magic!

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Ricey  
Years ago

Nobody makes offer, he then has no job, great idea...

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Aussie  
Years ago

ricey if nobody makes an offer he can just sign the qualifying offer with the spurs

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Not sure about this decision or where he takes advice from but he hasn't got a great record:
coming out of college after a season ruined by a broken wrist in a deep guard draft
signing to play in china

Hope this works out

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Gaylord Focker  
Years ago

At a recent function attended by Mills and yours truly, when quizzed about his decision he advised he is sick of answering that question. He also said he has a "spur" in his foot... WTF? I reckon he won't get another offer as a back-up point guard and will sign with the Spurs. IMO he will become a much better player under the watchful eye of Brett Brown and learning from Tony Parker than as back-up in a bottom-dwelling team...

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LanceUppercut  
Years ago

Agree Gaylord, he has to be patient at the Spurs, his opportunity will come.

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