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Getting more out of Patty Mills will first require the Spurs to re-sign him.
The organization may have some competition, according to The New York Post's Marc Berman:
The Knicks will look to use their mini mid-level exception to obtain a free-agent starting point guard, and one may have emerged out of the Finals massacre of Miami in Spurs backup Patty Mills.
According to a source, Mills would be intrigued by the idea of playing in New York and increasing his role from Tony Parker’s backup to a more marquee role.
After making just $1,133,950 this season, re-signing Mills should be a much pricier task. But it's also a worthwhile one. The 25-year-old averaged 10.2 points in just 18.9 minutes per game this season and turned even more heads during the postseason, dropping 17 points in the decisive Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
It was also during the postseason that we saw Mills play some minutes alongside starting point guard Tony Parker. That was a rarity during the regular season, and it didn't exactly take off during the playoffs. But we saw enough of the lineup to know Popovich feels at least somewhat comfortable with it.
That development may be key, because otherwise it's hard to see how Mills will ever play more than 20 minutes per game.
Even with Tony Parker's minutes limited during the regular season, it's still hard to find consistent playing time behind him. So why not find some time playing with him?
One way or another, San Antonio needs to make more of Mills. He's a dangerous shooter with the quickness to get in the lane offensively and pester ball-handlers defensively. He also has a knack for getting in the passing lane and causing turnovers.
Put simply, Mills is a blur. Outside of Parker himself, no other Spur is more able to create his own shot. And the scary thing about Mills is that he can create his own three-point shot, too.
The Miami Heat now know that as well as anyone. They just figured it out a little after the fact.