National Basketball Association free agency grades: Spurs will re-sign Patty Mills

Instead of making a big splash for an upgrade and probably overspending somewhat, the Spurs kept things smart, simple and stable, just as they always do.Mills competes on the defensive end, he knows his role in running the offense with the second unit and his status as an overqualified backup/fringe starter created an interesting dynamic heading into free agency.His first “Woj Bomb” reported that Patty Mills had re-signed with the Spurs for $50 million over four years. He has spent six of his eight years in the NBA there, playing his best basketball in the process. By the final year of his deal, Mills’s contract will be worth between 9 percent and 12 percent of the Spurs salary cap hit.Parker underwent surgery in May to fix a ruptured left quadriceps. Keeping Mills was a priority for the Spurs for many reasons, including how point guard Tony Parker is still dealing with a left leg injury that knocked him out of last season’s playoffs.That said, it’s obviously the scoring that the Spurs and their fans will appreciate.Mills, 28, averaged 9.5 points and 3.5 assists during the 2016-2017 National Basketball Association regular season.Wojnarowski is reporting that Mills’ deal is for three years with a player option for the fourth.Canberra basketballer Patty Mills has reportedly signed a $US50 million contract extension to stay at the San Antonio Spurs. A desperate team could have easily offered Mills a bunch.