Years ago

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

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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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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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Years ago

another article from the age worth reading

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Years ago

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

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Years ago

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

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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.

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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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Years ago

opening at magic!

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Years ago

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

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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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Years ago

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

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