From Yahoo! Sports:

The San Antonio Spurs are finalizing a contract agreement to sign guard Patty Mills, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Mills, 23, was recently cleared by the Chinese Basketball Association to return to the NBA. The contract is expected to be done within the next 24 hours after the Portland Trail Blazers renounce Mills’ rights.

Mills’ signing will take the Spurs out of the bidding for veteran guard Derek Fisher, who is expected to have his contract bought out by the Houston Rockets after the Los Angeles Lakers traded him.”

Just about the best scenario Patty could walk into here. The Spurs are a first class organisation, a playoff team, they play a good brand of basketball, and more importantly, they have a vacancy at back-up point guard. And if he can master the notoriously difficult transition to ‘Popovich basketball’, he could stick around. Let’s hope he gets a chance to prove his mettle when it counts.

Good luck Patty!

Exciting times for Aussie NBA fans.

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