Patty Mills PG SA 21 Days

Mills scored 19 points (7-11 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT) with two rebounds, three assists and one steal in the win against the Timberwolves on Saturday.

Mills continues to earn minutes off the bench while the Spurs bring Parker along slowly, playing 20 minutes or more in five of his first seven games since returning December 28th. He'll be needed to provide scoring punch off the bench with Manu Ginobili out of the lineup due to a back injury. He's worth a look in deeper formats.

Patty Mills PG SA 28 Days

Mills played just 15 minutes Saturday, scoring 15 points (6-8 FG, 3-5 3Pt) with two rebounds and one assist, racking up five fouls in the process.

It was Mills' lowest minute total and highest scoring output of the season and if it weren't for the fouls, he could've been in for a monstrous night. Before this game, Mills was getting more minutes than Cory Joseph, but we'll have to give it another game to see if that's the way coach Gregg Popovich runs his rotation, although with Tony Parker (hamstring) rumored to be back Tuesday, an additional wrinkle will enter our consideration. For now, Mills is a deep league player only.

Patty Mills PG SA 1 Month

Mills (shoulder) made his season debut Sunday, putting up eight points (3-8 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, one assist and one block in 20 minutes off the bench.

With Tony Parker sidelined indefinitely with a hamstring injury, the Spurs allowed Mills to return to action. He's been out all season recovering from offseason shoulder surgery. Moving forward, Mills should have modest value in deep leagues, providing points, assists and three-pointers.

Patty Mills PG SA 1 Month

Updating a previous report, Mills (shoulder) is expected to play Sunday against the Rockets, Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

Mills had been ruled out on a previously released team injury report, but it sounds like head coach Greg Popovich and the Spurs have changed their mind. With Tony Parker nursing a hamstring injury, the ball-handling depth is much needed for the Spurs, though it's unclear how many minutes Mills will see out of the gate.

Patty Mills PG SA 1 Month

Mills (right shoulder) will not play Sunday against the Rockets.

Mills has been cleared to return, but he is continuing to ramp up his activity in practice before the Spurs will put him back on the court in a game. With Mills and Tony Parker both out Sunday, Cory Joseph is the lone healthy point guard.

Patty Mills PG SA 1 Month

Mills (shoulder) will remain out of action Friday when the Spurs take on New Orleans.

While Mills has been cleared to return, the Spurs have openly stated that they'll bring him along slowly, and it's likely he'll sit out a few more games until he builds up enough strength and stamina to return to game action. With Tony Parker (hamstring) ruled out Friday, Cory Joseph will reclaim the starting point guard job.

Patty Mills PG SA 1 Month

Mills (shoulder) has been cleared to resume playing, but coach Gregg Popovich said he wouldn't suit up Thursday against the Thunder and could still be held out for several more games, the San Antonio Express-News reports.

Popovich said that he'll take a conservative approach with working Mills back into the fold, as the team is determined not to rush him back too quickly and potentially aggravate the shoulder injury. Mills figures to resume practicing in full with the Spurs, but only Popovich will determine when his return occurs, which could be as soon as Friday's game against the Pelicans or as late as a couple weeks from now. In any event, it's huge news that Mills' return at least seems to be in the offing, as it was initially feared that he could be out until deep into the second half when he first required rotator cuff surgery in July.

Patty Mills PG SA 4 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 7 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 7 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.