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Top 5 Guards to Replace San Antonio Spurs’ Patty Mills

San Antonio Spurs: Top 5 Replacements For Patty Mills

Patty Mills
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The free agent search has been a quiet one for the San Antonio Spurs. Talks of Pau Gasol and others have be almost faint whispers compared to other teams' brash exploits to grab their next contract. The Spurs weren't able to keep the news of Patty Mills' injury under wraps, so now they have to fill a need. Maybe these five guards can help.

5. Ramon Sessions

Ramon Sessions
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5. Ramon Sessions

Ramon Sessions
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One the Spurs' weak points (as hard as that is to believe) this year was free-throw attempts. The answer could be found in picking up Ramon Sessions. Last year, he averaged 6.7 free throw attempts per 36 minutes. He knows how to get to the charity stripe, which would make San Antonio that much better.

4. D.J. Augustin

D.J. Augustin
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4. D.J. Augustin

D.J. Augustin
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The Spurs will need a capable scorer with the ability to put pressure on the defense. Augustin has not been the most consistent over his NBA career, but San Antonio has a knack for reviving careers. Augustin's 13.1 points and 4.4 assists per game could definitely be used by the now Mills-less Spurs.

3. Devin Harris

Devin Harris
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3. Devin Harris

Devin Harris
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As his career moves into its latter stages, Harris is still one of the best backup point guards in the league. He was one of the main reasons why the Dallas Mavericks took the Spurs to seven games and almost a defeat. Harris is injury-prone, but he has been on the healthier side for quite some time.

2. Kirk Hinrich

Kirk Hinrich
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2. Kirk Hinrich

Kirk Hinrich
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With Mills out, the Spurs will be in need of a solid defender. Hinrich is just the man for the job. His fearless attitude has been exhibited in many of the Eastern Conference battles he has had with the Miami Heat. The Bulls, much like the Spurs, used defense as their foundation, making the transition easier for the Kansas alum.

1. Mo Williams

Mo Williams
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1. Mo Williams

Mo Williams
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The Spurs gave Mo Williams a front row seat to see what he could be a part of. Playing behind Damian Lillard, Williams may have not seen the time he would like. That could change with Tony Parker getting older and Gregg Popovich reducing minutes for his starters. Williams can knock down the big shot and his experience would be a great asset.