Mills hopes to finalize new NBA deal before heading to London
San Antonio Spurs backup point guard Patty Mills hopes to finalize an NBA deal early, so he can focus on the upcoming London Olympics next month.
According to theage.com.au, Mills wants to explore every option where to play his fourth season in the NBA.
”I feel like I need to do my due diligence and really go and see what there is to make sure I explore every option,” Mills said.
”But in saying that, I really enjoy being in San Antonio and being part of that program,” Mills said. “I definitely want it done soon and that is what I’m trying to do so that I can get it out of the way and go to London with a clear head with the Boomers.”
Mills is set to make $885,120 million dollars on the second year of his contract with the Spurs, but would become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 if he chooses to exercise his player option.
He hopes to settle his contract uncertainty before playing for the Australian Boomers National Team under Spurs assistant Brett Brown. (Hat tip to Spurs Nation)
The Australian guard signed as a free agent with the Spurs after the trade deadline, he averaged 10.3 points per game and shot 48.5 percent from the field in 16 games. He showed some promise late in the season, finishing the regular season with games of 27 points against the Phoenix Suns and 34 points over the Golden State Warriors.
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