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5 Reasons Why Patty Mills’ Contract Is A Steal For San Antonio Spurs

5 Reasons Why Patty Mills' Contract Is A Steal

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The San Antonio Spurs recently re-signed their backup point guard Patty Mills to a three-year, $ 12 million deal. This price takes into account Mills' shoulder injury, which is slated to have him out about seven months. Still, the Spurs got tremendous value for Mills with this deal for these reasons.

5. Youth

Patty Mills 2014 NBA Finals
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5. Youth

Patty Mills 2014 NBA Finals
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As the Spurs begin to revolutionize their team into a group with more youth around Kawhi Leonard, Mills fits the mold of a player the Spurs needed. He is only 25 years old and showed the ability to play big minutes in the NBA Finals.

4. Sheer Intensity

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4. Sheer Intensity

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Mills has unquestioned passion and fire. As seen on the defensive end of the floor, Mills may not have the best defensive tools, but he makes up for that with intensity. He has a constant motor, and his effort-level is off the charts on a consistent basis.

3. Development

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3. Development

Patty Mills 2014 NBA Finals
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As many Spurs players have done historically, Mills has developed greatly in his short NBA career so far. In his first few seasons, Mills was flat out unplayable. As seen in the 2014 NBA Finals, however, Mills cemented himself as a key role player for San Antonio in a shocking turn of events looking at his early time in the league.

2. Clutch Factor

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2. Clutch Factor

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To put it simply, Mills loves the big moments. In the 2014 NBA Finals, this was put on full display, consistently taking and making jumpers that facilitated big runs for his team. Mills is a fearless shooter, and his shot-making in the Finals proves that.

1. Spurtability

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1. Spurtability

Patty Mills 2014 NBA Finals
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Just like his teammates, Mills has the ability to go on massive spurts at any given moment. As seen in the 2014 NBA Finals, when Mills gets hot, he is nearly impossible to contain. Mills is so difficult to contain because he boasts the ability to catch and shoot and shoot off of the dribble; his confidence never wavers.

Nicholas Sciria is a San Antonio Spurs writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Nick_Sciria, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.