Report: Patty Mills to Opt Out of Contract, Become Free Agent

by June 18, 2012

Guard Patty Mills, who signed with San Antonio after the trade deadline and averaged 10.3 points in 16 regular season games, is heavily considering opting out of the second year of his contract with the Spurs and testing free agency next month. Spurs Nation has the details: “‘I feel like I need to do my due diligence and really go and see what there is to make sure I explore every option,’ Mills said. Mills is set to make slightly less than a million dollars on the second year of his contract with the Spurs, but would become an unrestricted free agent July 1 if he chooses to exercise his player option. He hopes to settle his contract uncertainty before playing for the Australian Boomers National Team under Spurs assistant Brett Brown at the London Olympics next month. ‘But in saying that, I really enjoy being in San Antonio and being part of that program,’ Mills said. ‘I definitely want it done soon and that is what I’m trying to do so that I can get it out of the way and go to London with a clear head with the Boomers.’”