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Patrick Mills - PG, 6'0, 185
Free agent - Last played with San Antonio (2017)
       Date of birth: 08/11/1988
       Country: Australia
     Drafted (NBA): 55th pick, 2009
     Out of: Saint Mary's
  NBA Experience: 8 years
  Hand: Right

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   15 More Ten Day Contract Candidates (Because Apparently 101 Wasn't Enough After All)
2011-01-10

In some additional related bookkeeping, the reason for many of the players listed in the previous list was due to the NBA's contract guarantee date. All players on NBA rosters on or after January 10th have their contracts guaranteed for the remainder of the season (future seasons are unaffected); this also includes waivers. In-season waivers are 48 hours long and do not include weekends; therefore, with the 10th of January being a Monday, players had to be waived by close of business on Wednesday 5th in order to have cleared waivers before the deadline date.

Eleven players with not fully guaranteed contracts were waived in the hours before that deadline: Steve Novak, Damien Wilkins, Jarron Collins, John Lucas III, Ime Udoka, Lester Hudson, Ronald Dupree, Brian Skinner, Pops Mensah-Bonsu, Sundiata Gaines and Rodney Carney. Twenty seven unguaranteed players survived; Delonte West, Von Wafer, Brian Scalabrine, Samardo Samuels, Manny Harris, Alonzo Gee, Brian Cardinal, Melvin Ely, Gary Forbes, Jeremy Lin, Ish Smith, A.J. Price, Ike Diogu, Luc Richard Mbah A Moute, Ben Uzoh, Didier Ilunga-Mbenga, Shawne Williams, Malik Allen, Garret Siler, Patty Mills, Sean Marks, Darnell Jackson, Chris Quinn, Sonny Weems, Jeremy Evans, Cartier Martin and Hamady Ndiaye. Players with contracts who had already become guaranteed due to specific guarantee stipulations in their contracts were Sherron Collins, Derrick Brown, Josh McRoberts, Willie Warren, Derrick Caracter, Luther Head and Joey Dorsey.

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   The best of what's left after what was the best of what's left has gone and is no longer left
2010-08-21

- Patty Mills * - Mills remains a restricted free agent of the Blazers, and while both Lottomatica Roma and Virtus Bologna pursued him, Mills decided he didn't want to go to Europe. He may yet return to Portland, although Indiana, with their new found salary flexibility, might want to consider the idea.

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   The best of what's left
2010-07-30

Patty Mills - Mills is a restricted free agent of the Blazers who will probably return to the team, unless he signs with Lottomatica Roma. He didn't play much last year due to a broken foot, but in the ten games he did play, Mills averaged 2.6 points in 3.8 minutes, which equates to 24.6 points per 36 minutes. He contributed little else, as is his style, but he's capable of scoring at the NBA level. He is also entirely capable of scoring at the D-League level, as evidenced by the 25.6 points per game he averaged on assignment with the Idaho Stampede.

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   2010 Summer League Rosters: Portland Trail Blazers
2010-07-12

Patrick Mills

Mills is out of contract right now, but he does have an unguaranteed $937,195 qualifying offer extended to him right now. He didn't play much last year due to injury. In the ten games he did play, Mills averaged 2.6 points in 3.8 minutes, which equates to 24.6 points per 36 minutes. He contributed little else, as is his style, but he's capable of scoring at the NBA level. He is also entirely capable of scoring at the D-League level, as evidenced by the 25.6 points per game he averaged on assignment with the Idaho Stampede.

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   Tax Payers, Trade Kickers, And Other Deadline Day Bookkeeping
2011-02-26

Also contained within that post was a list of players who had the right to veto any trade. Full no-trade clauses are an incredibly rare occurence; it takes a very specific set of criteria to become eligible for one of those, and for that reason, only two players (Kobe and Dirk Nowitzki) have them. However, players who are signed to one year contracts and who will have either Early or Full Bird Rights when they expire also have the right to veto any trade they are involved in. It's what's colloquially known as the Devean George Rule.

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Additions to that list that came after it was published included Kyrylo Fesenko, Cartier Martin and Patty Mills; additionally, an omission from the previous list was Ray Allen.

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   Wesley Matthews's impending free agency
2010-05-20

[...] However, last offseason, several rookies did sign only one year deals. You will note that drafted rookies usually did not; the only ones who did were Goran Suton (who was not expected to make the team, and didn't), Jack McClinton (same, twice), Jon Brockman (whose deal was fully guaranteed, unusually) and Patrick Mills (who signed his tender offer of a one year unguaranteed minimum salary long after training camp, which gives us the distinct if unsubstantiated belief that the Blazers weren't expecting him to do it; for more behind the protocol of contract tenders to draft picks, click this).

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   The NBA’s best unsigned free agents
2012-01-23

Patrick Mills — By all accounts other than Xinjiang’s, Patrick Mills has been out with a hamstring injury. When healthy, he is one of the best available players on the cusp of the NBA. He is, however, still a restricted free agent of the Blazers.

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   2017 NBA Manifesto
2017-06-29

Patrick Mills
PG, 6’0, 185lbs, 28 years old, 8 years of experience

Given the opportunity to be The Man at guard in the postseason after Parker’s injury, and particularly so after Kawhi’s, Mills couldn’t do it. The regular season was a typically Millsian bag of rangy unafraid shooting, plenty of running off of the ball around curls, dropping tear-drops, and a reasonably heady floor game when the time comes to play more on the ball, interspersed with little defence, But the postseason showed that Mills cannot do much more than that, and is a super back-up not a budding starter. If some team wants to pay starter’s money to him based on his age and usefulness, then let them - albeit with a wildly different playing style, Murray can fill the minutes.

Player Plan: Entering free agency off of a $3,578,948 contract, and would probably like to at least double it with an MLE sized deal somewhere. Which is fair enough - this will likely be his biggest pay day. But Mills cannot take the starting point guard spot, as opposed to others who can on the market (e.g. a return for George Hill), so he is only worth retaining if those pursuits strike out.

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