November 9, 2019, 7:32 pmPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills was the rare bright spot for the Spurs as he scored 20 points and added one rebounds, two assists and three treys on Saturday.
The Spurs suffered a blowout loss and Mills was able to put in a solid effort in 18 minutes of game time. He doesn't provide consistent production to be a standard-league player and is only a streaming option for points and threes.
November 7, 2019, 11:38 pmDerrick WhitePG, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White (right glute contusion) went for eight points, three boards and three assists in 20 minutes off the bench on Thursday as the Spurs won 121-112 over the Thunder.
White did end up suiting up but played fewer minutes than Patty Mills. The Spurs just have four legitimate options in their backcourt who are fantasy-relevant but not fantasy stalwarts and they will continue to cannibalize each other throughout the season. They're all worth owning but Patty Mills, Bryn Forbes and White aren't worth losing sleep over.
November 7, 2019, 4:05 pmDerrick WhitePG, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White is questionable to take on the Thunder on Thursday as he is dealing with a bruise to his right glute.
White has been the second best point guard on the roster behind Dejounte Murray in both real basketball and fantasy. Both point guards have warranted value in standard leagues but it remains to be seen if that can last for an entire season. If White ends up missing the contest, Murray and Bryn Forbes may see an increase in minutes while veteran Patty Mills could see extra minutes off the bench as well.
Source: NBA Injury Report
November 5, 2019, 10:30 pmPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills led all Spurs reserves on Tuesday, recording 16 points on 5-of-6 shooting (three 3s), with two rebounds and two steals.
Mills has been known to heat up from time to time, channeling his FIBA World Cup form. Unfortunately, these games are not consistent, making him more of a 3-point streamer in standard leagues.
November 2, 2019, 1:19 amPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills was a DFS darling on Friday after exploding for 31 points on 10-of-16 shooting (six 3s), with three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 22 minutes off the bench.
Mills has been quiet and the absence of Dejounte Murray (rest) was a big factor tonight. He was more of a DFS punt play than a true season-long add recommendation, given the context of the outburst.
October 31, 2019, 2:15 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray said he will play Thursday against the Clippers and sit out Friday's game against the Warriors.
Coach Popovich had previously stated that Murray would sit out one of the back-to-back games. The fact that he is sitting out against the Warriors shows the changing hierarchy in the Western Conference. Murray is 14.7 points, 8.3 boards, 6.0 assists, 2.0 steals, and 0.7 blocks in only 23.0 minutes per game over the first three games, reminding fantasy owners why they were willing to reach for him in the middle rounds. Derrick White and Patty Mills will get some additional run with Murray sitting out.
Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter
October 29, 2019, 4:04 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Gregg Popovich said that he thinks after about ten games or so, Dejounte Murray might be able to get an extra five or six minutes a night added to his workload but stressed that it is ultimately up to the medical staff.
Murray has stormed out of the gate to start the season with averages of 14.7 points, 8.3 boards, 6.0 assists, 2.0 steals, and 0.7 blocks in only 23.0 minutes per game over the first three games. The news that Murray will miss back-to-backs stings, but any extra minutes can only help the dynamic guards value. Derrick White and Patty Mills will get additional run anytime Murray is out.
Source: Jeff McDonald on Twitter
September 13, 2019, 12:42 pmPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills was the star for Australia, scoring 34 points and hitting four triples against Spain, but Australia fell in double overtime 95-88.
Mills did as much as he could but he just didn't get enough help from his supporting cast. Joe Ingles couldn't find the basket and only had four points (to go along with 10 rebounds and seven assists). With that off night of shooting from Ingles, the Aussies needed someone like Matthew Dellavedova (six points) or Aron Baynes (six points) to step up.
September 11, 2019, 10:46 amPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills scored 24 points on 9-of-15 shooting, while adding four rebounds and six assists, as Australia beat Czech Republic 82-70 on Wednesday.
Mills once again proved to be the catalyst for the Boomers who are now set to play Spain in the tournament’s semifinal. Andrew Bogut had 10 points and Joe Ingles added six points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals in an easy win.
September 9, 2019, 12:14 pmPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills kept on rolling in Monday's 100-98 win over France, scoring 30 points on 10-of-18 from the field with three assists and three 3-pointers.
This was one of the best games of the tournament so far with two of the top contenders going toe-to-toe for seeding. The Boomers prevailed and will now face Czech Republic in their next game, with France drawing the USA. Mills is adding to an outstanding FIBA resume with each game but is going to be squeezed for minutes in San Antonio this season. Joe Ingles jingled his way to 23 points, three 3-pointers and a steal.
September 7, 2019, 7:22 amPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills scored 19 points with nine assists, two steals and two triples as Australia remained undefeated in an 82-76 win over Dominican Republic.
Mills continues to deliver along with Joe Ingles and Andrew Bogut. Ingles only scored two points while providing elsewhere with seven rebounds, three assists and three steals while Bogut had eight points, eight rebounds and six assists in only 17 minutes. Matthew Dellavedova scored six with seven assists in 27 minutes and Aron Baynes 10 points, five rebounds and two assists in 16. Australia will have a tough matchup against France on Monday.
September 5, 2019, 1:11 pmPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills led the way with 23 points and three treys on 8-of-16 shooting against Lithuania on Thursday.
Mills has been excellent this World Cup as he continues to get buckets whenever the team needs one. Australia takes on the Czech Republic on Saturday.
September 3, 2019, 9:04 amPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills scored 22 points on 8-of-16 shooting on Tuesday, as Australia beat Senegal 81-68.
Mills has been tremendous for the Boomers in this World Cup taking over every time his team needed help scoring. He remains a solid late-round fantasy option in what seems to be a deep Spurs backcourt this upcoming season.
August 24, 2019, 8:39 amPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills went off in the fourth quarter and finished with 30 points as Australia beat USA 98-94.
Although it was only an exhibition, it was still a huge moment for Mills and the Australian team in front of a huge crowd as they handed the US team their first loss since 2006. Mills was serenaded with MVP chants as Joe Ingles also played well with 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting with four rebounds and seven assists while Andrew Bogut came off the bench for 16 points, nine rebounds and four assists in 20 minutes, shooting 7-of-8 from the field.
August 22, 2019, 11:58 amPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills put up 19 points, three assists, two steals, a block and three 3-pointers in Thursday's international exhibition between Team Australia and Team USA.
The Boomers figure to be one of the chief threats to the Americans in the World Cup and put forth a competitive effort in today's exhibition. Mills has typically been a steady, late-round fantasy option for deep-league play but that may change this season as the Spurs will need to mix in both Derrick White and Dejounte Murray in the backcourt. Chris Goulding tied for the team lead in points, also scoring 19 while hitting four 3-pointers in 22 minutes off the bench.