Mills, De Colo finalized deal with Spurs
The San Antonio Spurs have re-signed guard Patty Mills, per club policy, contract details were not disclosed.
The Australian guard was signed by the Spurs on March 27 and played in 16 games, including three starts. He averaged 10.3 points, 2.4 assists and 1.8 rebounds in 16.3 minutes per game.
Mills set career-highs for points and assists in his final two games of the regular season.
On April 25, he scored 27 points at Phoenix and then surpassed that the following night in Golden State by setting career-highs of 34 points and 12 assists.
Mills spent part of last season playing in Australia and China and was originally drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in 2009.
In a related news French guard Nando De Colo, who was drafted by the Spurs in 2009, has signed with the club for the 2012-13 season according to Spurs Nation.
De Colo, who is currently training with the French National Team in preparation for the London Olympics, played the past three seasons playing in Spain.
“Nando is a very skilled guard,” Spurs general manager R.C. Buford said Friday. “He’s a creative passer and has played at a very high level over in Europe.
“He’s got good size for the position and can go back and forth between the two (shooting guard) and one (point guard).”
In three seasons with the Spanish Valencia team, he averaged 12.5 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.2 steals in 106 games.
With the re-signing of their own free agents and the addition of De Colo, the Spurs are almost done with their offseason work.
However, they still need to add another big man who can be low post threat besides Tim Duncan, and are maybe looking at waived players or Summer League invitees to fill that void.
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