Patty Mills PG SA 3 Months

Mills (shoulder) claims he's about half-way through is recovery time period, and is trying to return sometime around January, the San Antonio Express-News reports.

Mills tore the rotator cuff in his right shoulder last season and had surgery to repair it in July. The injury originally had a six month recovery timetable, so January sounds like a reasonable return month. The Spurs won't rush him back though, so there's always the possibility it may be after January. As soon as he's back, the energetic reserve should resume his role behind Tony Parker as the top backup point guard. Mills had a breakout season last year, and was poised to have an opportunity at a larger role (and contract) with another team, but with the injury, he'll have to prove himself once again as soon as he's healthy.

Patty Mills PG SA 6 Months

Patty Mills had successful surgery on his torn right rotator cuff on Thursday.

He has no timetable to return, but Mills did get a three-year deal on Thursday to make him feel a little better. The Spurs should have him ready to go for the season and he'll continue to pick up a lot of the scoring slack on the second unit with Manu Ginobili.

Patty Mills PG SA 6 Months

The Spurs and Patty Mills have agreed on a three-year deal, according to the San Antonio Express News.

He had an awesome postseason run and may have had a bigger role on another team, but the Spurs will keep him on their bench. Mills doesn't really start too often even when Tony Parker sits out because of Cory Joseph, but he's been a decent per-minute guy for fantasy production. He'll be worth a late-round flier in deeper leagues.

Patty Mills PG SA 6 Months

Free agent Patty Mills will withdraw from Australia's world cup and will need about seven months to recover from a shoulder injury, that requires surgery.

Mills will soon have surgery to repair the rotator cuff in his right shoulder and will need seven months to recover, meaning he could miss at least the first three or four months of the upcoming NBA season. He played through the pain during the season and playoffs, but will go under the knife in upcoming days. He'll still be a hot commodity in free agency, but not nearly as hot as he would have been were he entering the season healthy.

Patty Mills PG SA 6 Months

The Knicks are interested in unrestricted free agent Patty Mills, according to reports.

The Knicks are looking to use their mini mid-level exception to sign a free-agent starting point guard and Mills has emerged as a candidate after his strong showing in the NBA Finals. Mills averaged 10.2 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.8 assists this season and would reportedly be interested in playing in New York as he would be able to play starters minutes. "New York is definitely a city Mills would want to play in,'' a source said. "He has that personality.'' Mills could be an interesting fantasy options based on sheer minutes if he signs with the Knicks and could make for a solid later-round pick if this rumor becomes reality.

Patty Mills PG SA 6 Months

Patty Mills gave the Spurs a huge lift on Sunday, pouring in 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting with five 3-pointers and two assists in just 18 minutes off the bench.

Mills also showed a knack for flopping, drawing a few unjust offensive fouls against the Heat, but his outside shooting was a dagger in the second half. His minimum-salary contract expires this summer and he undoubtedly earned himself some cash with his playoff performance, complicating his decision to return with the Spurs or chase more money elsewhere.

Patty Mills PG SA 6 Months

Patty Mills spent a lot of time during the offseason in the gym working on his game, and as a result, he has become an important piece to the Spurs puzzle.

"When [Mills] came to camp this year all trim and very aggressive, very focused, he made us notice him," Gregg Popovich said. "Then as the games came and went and he played more and more minutes, I think he gained a confidence, and we gained a confidence in him to the point where sometimes he's out there, and I leave Tony [Parker] too long." Mills has been a pleasant surprise this season, and a championship this year would give a Hollywood ending to the documentary currently being made on the Australian born product.

Patty Mills PG SA 6 Months

Patty Mills scored an efficient 14 points in 16 minutes vs. the Heat on Thursday, adding one rebound, two assists and four 3-pointers.

He scored just 20 points combined in the previous four games and just went Vinnie "Microwave" Johnson off the bench tonight. Mills has answered the call throughout the season and actually ranked 10th in the NBA for effective field goal percentage in the regular season, so this isn't a surprise. The Spurs depth has been a tremendous advantage.

Patty Mills PG SA 8 Months

Patty Mills will not play against the Rockets on Monday due to rest.

He's had a great season and this will be his first DNP. Mills has shot the ball extremely well from deep, making 42.5 percent from that range for 1.7 triples. He'll likely be back for Wednesday.

Patty Mills PG SA 8 Months

Patty Mills caught fire against the Mavericks in the starting lineup on Thursday, scoring a game-high 26 points with two boards, six assists, two steals and six 3-pointers.

He's making 3-pointers like they're layups these days, shooting 17-of-27 (62.9 percent) over his last six games. Mills played a season-high 36 minutes tonight and the Spurs could ask Mills to get some extra run down the stretch. He looks like a must-own player in fantasy leagues in the last week.