Just days after having surgery on his torn right rotator cuff, free-agent Patty Mills and the San Antonio Spurs have agreed on a three-year, $12 million deal.
Although nothing can be inked until the 10th of July (11th July AEST), both parties are very confident the verbal agreement will go-ahead.
The surgery is expected to keep Mills out of action for at least seven months, which is about February – the middle of the 2014-2015 season.
Mills said: “It was a shock, but I knew something was wrong with my shoulder. I had pain during the season.”
Considering the injury and the recovery time, it’s a loyal and honourable play the Spurs. Many believed they would only offer Patty a one-year deal.
Patty was rewarded for an impressive season (where he hit a career-high 135 three-pointers), and his significant output in the Spurs’ recent run to the championship.
The most memorable of those being his Game 5 performance during the NBA Finals. Mills dropped 17 points (6-of-10 FG and 5-of-8 3FG), nabbed 1 rebound and dished out 2 assists in 18 minutes off the bench; 14 of those points came in the third quarter, he was electric in the close-out game.
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