August 11, 2020, 12:31 pmPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Coach Gregg Popovich has decided to give Patty Mills the day off on Tuesday as his team faces off against the Rockets.
This will mark the third straight absence and his fourth since the seeding games began. Even when Mills played, he only saw 20-plus minutes one time and can be dropped in favor of someone who will likely finish out the remainder of the schedule. We are at the point where availability is even more important than talent with just four days left of the seeding games. Derrick White (knee), who is currently a game-time decision, could have some great value if he does suit up as the Spurs still have a chance at the playoffs. Dejounte Murray, Lonnie Walker and Keldon Johnson are also all candidates to see additional opportunity.
Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter
August 10, 2020, 5:55 pmDerrick WhitePG, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White (left knee contusion) is questionable for Tuesday's tilt with the Rockets.
White suffered the knee injury during Sunday's game and was subsequently ruled out of the remainder of the game. The Spurs need to win all their remaining games but will also want to be careful with one of their key young pieces. Should White miss the game, players like Keldon Johnson, Patty Mills and Marco Belinelli could all have some short-term value.
Source: NBA Injury Report
August 2, 2020, 7:18 pmPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills made his first appearance in the resumption on Sunday, scoring 10 points with an assist and two threes in 13 minutes.
The Spurs are dealing with a number of injuries, and the latest pair to Marco Belinelli and Bryn Forbes pushed Mills back into active duty. It sounds like the Spurs don't want to over-work Mills in Orlando, so he's off the board for fantasy purposes unless his minutes increase.
August 2, 2020, 2:40 pmPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills will be back in the rotation on Sunday after sitting out Friday's game.
Mills isn't hurt but the Spurs are taking it easy on the veteran while opening up minutes for some of their younger players. San Antonio's injuries have opened up a chance for Mills to get back into the mix, but we still would rather roll with youngsters Lonnie Walker and Keldon Johnson in fantasy games.
Source: Paul Garcia on Twitter
July 31, 2020, 7:20 pmPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills will not play on Friday vs. the Kings as the Spurs take it easy on the veteran guard.
Gregg Popovich is rarely reluctant to rest his players, and with the Spurs already undermanned, and it's not shocking to see him bring Mills along slowly. Mills was reportedly "aching from head to toe in a myriad [of] ways" on Tuesday. With Mills out, the Spurs should have plenty of opportunities to see how Dejounte Murray looks next to Derrick White, and they are also going to give Lonnie Walker some extended run.
Source: RJ Marquez on Twitter
July 28, 2020, 3:51 pmPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills, who has yet to play in either of the Spurs' first two scrimmage games, is "aching from head to toe in myriad ways," per Gregg Popovich.
The Spurs are sitting Mills "for now" but it's expected that he'll be ready for action when the games start to mean something again. Don't anticipate seeing Mills in Tuesday's scrimmage finale. Bonus points to Popovich for using "myriad" correctly.
Source: Jeff MacDonald on Twitter
July 19, 2020, 8:38 pmPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills lived up to his standards with averages of 11.7 points, 2.3 3-pointers and 1.8 assists per game this season.
Mills shifted his attention to scoring the basketball as Dejounte Murray and Derrick White served as the point guard options this season. He had no problem adapting to the role and has been one of the most consistent fantasy players over the past nine seasons he has spent with the Spurs. When pressed into a larger responsibilities he churns out greater scoring lines, and you should view him as a consistent streaming option when you're in need of cheap guard stats in standard leagues. He should be viewed as a top-200 player as long as he is in San Antonio.
March 2, 2020, 10:57 pmPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills led the Spurs in scoring in their 111-116 loss to the Pacers on Monday with 24 points on 7-of-13 shooting while adding one assist, three steals and six 3-pointers.
Mills was on fire tonight as the leading scorer for the Spurs team, but he still only logged 23 minutes. He can't be trusted if his minutes are going to be that low.
February 11, 2020, 11:05 pmPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills scored 20 points in a empty line in Tuesday's win over the Thunder.
He had three triples on the evening but had no other stats, aside from a turnover. Mills, Bryn Forbes, and Derrick White end up handcuffing each other on the Spurs and all three of them can be left on the wire in most cases.
January 29, 2020, 11:32 pmPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills scored 18 points while shooting 5-of-11 from the field, 3-of-9 from deep and 5-of-5 from the line in 25 minutes on Wednesday.
Mills scored 25 points with six triples on Monday, but failed to score double digits in the four games before that. His inconsistency limits him to being a 16-team league player as a points and threes specialist.
January 27, 2020, 11:07 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan was great once again on Monday as he put up 36 points (11-of-21 FGs, 14-of-17 FTs), grabbed 10 rebounds and handed out three assists in 36 minutes as the Spurs lost to the Bulls 109-110.
DeRozan hit a couple big shots to keep the Spurs in it, but he missed the final free throw to tie the game. He's been on another level lately, even breaking into the top-10 in 9-cat leagues for the last month. DeRozan's well-published lack of threes is offset by his incredible field goal percentage. Patty Mills also had an excellent night, hitting six triples as part of a 25-point effort.
January 22, 2020, 2:18 pmPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills is available on Wednesday despite suffering a mild left hip injury on Monday.
That explains why Mills played just 12 minutes against the Suns. Mills has averaged 11.7 points and 2.0 assists per game in a reserve role.
Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter
January 17, 2020, 11:26 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray double-doubled in Friday's home loss, picking up 13 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and three steals in 33 minutes.
Murray took a back seat to Derrick White earlier in the week but took charge again tonight as the two continue to jockey for the lion's share in San Antonio's backcourt. Murray is the better play as a steady middle-round value, though the random disappearing acts when White is playing well are frustrating. White had eight points, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer in 18 minutes while Patty Mills harshed everyone's mellow by scoring 15 points in 24 minutes.
January 15, 2020, 9:59 pmPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills came off the bench on Wednesday and scored 21 points (8-of-15 FG, 5-of-12 from deep) in 23 minutes.
Mills proves yet again that he can provide that 3-point spark for your team. It's just way to inconsistent of a backfield to rely on him. Fellow backcourt-mate, Derrick White scored 11 points in 22 minutes. While Bryn Forbes, who started, scored 11 in 26 minutes. It's a rotating door and hard to trust any one of them in standard leagues.
January 7, 2020, 12:45 amPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills shot 6-for-10 (all 3-point attempts) on Monday, helping the Spurs to down the Bucks with 21 points in 23 minutes.
Mills, one of the best boom-or-bust threes-and-points streamers in fantasy, used the attention his performance drew to bring attention to the Australian fire crisis. Here's hoping it helps in some way.