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Spurs G Patty Mills will once again sit out Tuesday against the Rockets.
The 32-year old has played just three games for Gregg Popovich during the re-start. Derrick White is also listed as a game-time decision today with a knee contusion.
Patty Mills recorded 14 points (6-10 FG, 2-5 3PT), three rebounds, and three assists in Wednesday's loss to the Nuggets.
Mills is averaging 10.7 points per game over his three games in the bubble, similar to his 11.6 on the season. Mills has hit the 20-point mark nine times this season. His ceiling isn't very high but he's a solid generator of double-digits and a few three-pointers almost every night.
Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich tells reporters that G Patty Mills will be available for Sunday’s game vs. the Grizzlies.
Mills missed the team’s first game as a DNP-CD. He’ll likely play in a reserve role and play backup to Derrick White and DeJounte Murray. He could provide some sneaky value as a cheap option in DFS, but he’s a bit risky as we don’t know exactly why he was held out of the team’s first game. Bryn Forbes and Marco Belinelli remain out for the Spurs.
Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich told reporters that he will hold Patty Mills out of Friday night’s game vs. Sacramento.
Pop said it’s a coaches decision and Mills isn’t injured. Interesting, but this presumably gives more minutes to both Dejounte Murray and Derrick White, both of whom could be solid plays in DFS.
Patty Mills plans to donate his salary to social justice causes and organizations, saying, “I’m proud to say I’m taking every cent from these eight games that we’re playing, which for me will turn out to be $1,017.818 and 54 cents, and donating that directly back to Black Lives Matter Australia, Black Deaths in Custody and to a recent campaign that’s called the We Got You campaign – dedicated to ending racism in sport in Australia.”
Mills continued by saying, “so I’m playing in Orlando because I don’t want to leave any money on the table that could be going directly to Black communities.” Like many athletes at this time, Mills has found a reason more significant than the game to fuel his passion for playing come this late July. He has been a steady contributor this year, averaging 11.7 points (career-high), 1.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and .8 steals per game. The Spurs’ back-court hasn’t been that easy to pin down this year, in terms of who will be responsible for night-in and night-out production. However, it would be safe to say that Mills has carved out a consistent role in the rotation that could yield sneaky value for those playing in a deep-league format.