Spurs Re-Sign Patty Mills

July 13 2012 at 1:08pm CDT By Luke Adams

The Spurs have officially re-signed free agent point guard Patty Mills, according to a team press release. Johnny Ludden of Yahoo! Sports first reported that the Spurs had agreed to a new deal with Mills.

"Patty came in and impressed us from the moment he joined us last season," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said in a statement. "He gives us some added depth at the guard position and we are excited to have him back in San Antonio."

Terms of the deal aren't known, but because Mills signed with the Spurs midway through last season, the team only held his Non-Bird rights. As an over-the-cap club, I would assume the Spurs used the Non-Bird exception to re-sign the 23-year-old, which means his first-year salary will likely be just $1,085,120, a nice bargain for the team. I'd guess the contract has a player option for next season, allowing Mills to opt out for a larger raise if he chooses, but that's just my speculation.

In 16 games after he signed with the Spurs in March, Mills averaged 10.3 points and 2.4 assists in 16.3 minutes per contest.

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