As a part of 2014 NBA champion, with important role Patty Mills rewarded a contract year and even extended three years ago. He played off the bench, thru his career. A lethal shooter who can lights up anytime. But now with inconsistency from starters, flawed off the bench been a center of controversy.
Patty Mills now third highest paid Spur, with the way he contribute. The veteran guard will likely traded.
They can find a perfect partner for Patty. Here is the realistic scenario to dispose Mills.
Patty Mills and 29th pick for Rondae Hollis Jefferson
Jefferson will likely demand to double his salary. With the potential of Caris LeVert and the steal from the draft Rodions Kurucs, Nets will unlikely to pay him who can’t space the floor. They are willing to pay Demmare Carroll with a cheap contract. With the sign and trade, Patty Mills make sense with the Nets. Who had no depth in point guard position after Russell and Dinwiddie, Mills can play off the ball with this two guards. Then who can’t accept the pick, who will the Nets needed.
Rondae Hollis Jefferson enter with the Spurs, which the team need a rebounder and atheletic combo forward. He is too big to guard a small forward and too quick with a four a defensive specialist. Although spacing on offense will suffer, unless DeRozan willing to shoot the three and Derrick White gets hot outside. This can be a good problem for the Spurs which Pop can figure out. Why do really make it sense? Sean Marks.
Mills and 29the pick for Sam Dekker
Wizards don’t had a point guard in roster until Thomas Satoransky isn’t yet resigned and John Wall out for injury. With the same position with Jefferson’s contract will likely demand increase, the Wizard aren’t ready for Dekker who played in three teams in three pro career years. They preferred Trevor Ariza a tested veteran. With Mills they can have another option off the bench and underrated defender. Attached pick, where the Wizard can find another 3D where Otto Porter occupied before.
With the Spurs, with 6’9″ he can defend the well. His potential speaks more than the numbers he is putting. The Spurs will likely improve length, shooting and become young
Robert Covington for Mills and 29th pick.
Why the Wolves will do this, Covington proved he was so damn good defensively and can really shoot the three. But his salary and long term contract was too much, as the Spurs add a pick. They can find another 3 and D with cheaper and young legs this coming draft.
Covington can help Spurs on both side of the court. With spacing that he give, and don’t demand the ball on his hands to score he is a perfect fit with the team. In which DeRozan love to attack the lane, Covington can wait his time to get opened and know down the threes.