News: Spurs guard Patty Mills was not much of a factor during Tuesday's contest against the Timberwolves. Mills finished with eight points in the 107-83 defeat on 2 of 7 shooting from the field. He also added six assists and one rebound to his stat line, while logging 24 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Mills continues to be used sparingly off the bench in San Antonio as he usually only logs decent minutes when coach Gregg Popovich decides to rest half of his roster just like on Tuesday night. While Mills has shown some range from downtown, he should not be active in the majority of formats at this point in the season.
News: Spurs guard Patty Mills scored in double figures for the third time in his last five games on Wednesday against the Bulls. He finished with 13 points while playing 22 minutes off the bench in the 101-83 win. He was an efficient 5 of 6 from the field and made all three of his attempts from downtown. Mills also posted two rebounds and a steal in the victory. "That is my role, to come off the bench and bring energy both offensively and defensively," Mills said. "My role is to shoot the ball when open, so I have a great opportunity now. We all have to fill the shoes of Tony being out and tonight was a great showing of Spurs basketball and identity."
Analysis: Mills has seen his role increase with Tony Parker out and is making the most of his minutes. He is averaging 9.8 points with 63 percent (19 for 30) shooting in the previous five games. The 24-year-old might be worth a look in the deepest of formats but continue to ignore Mills in the majority of Fantasy leagues.
News: Spurs guard Patty Mills was back with the team Friday against the Rockets, after missing the previous game with an ankle injury. He gave the team a solid outing off the bench, scoring 12 poitns on 5 of 8 shooting in 19 minutes. He added three rebounds and a steal in a 114-92 win.
Analysis: Mills might be able to give Fantasy owners solid production if he was able to get consistent playing time, but his role on the Spurs makes that difficult. At this point, Mills should be ignored in the majority of Fantasy formats.
News: Spurs point guard Patty Mills has an ankle injury and could not play Wednesday against the Bucks, reported the San Antonio Express-News. Mills was injured in shootaround when he tweaked his ankle.
Analysis: Mills has scored 14 points combined in his last two games and is averaging under five points per game on the year over 12 minutes. He has low-end Fantasy value, when healthy, in all formats.
News: Spurs guard Patty Mills took the start in place of Tony Parker, who was battling a stomach virus, Saturday night against the Trail Blazers. Mills was not able to make much of an impact as he was held to just seven points and four assists in a 112-109 victory. He shot 3 of 9 from the floor, including 1 of 2 from beyond the arc, and chipped in with two rebounds and a steal in 23 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Mills had a quiet day just after scoring a season -high 18 points off the bench the previous night. He is not expected to see see starter's minutes once Parker returns from his virus. He has scored in double figures just once through his first seven games this season and should be left on waivers moving forward.
News: The Spurs re-signed guard Patty Mills Friday, presumably to back up Tony Parker. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Analysis: Mills appeared in 16 games for the Spurs last season, averaging 10.3 points and 2.4 assists per game. He likely has a small role awaiting him yet again this season, and should not be targeted in any Fantasy formats on Draft Day.
News: Spurs guard Patrick Mills scored a point per minute on Tuesday night in a blowout win over Cleveland. Mills went 8 of 11 from the field and 4 of 5 from 3-point range to score 20 points over 20 minutes off the bench Tuesday. Mills grabbed two rebounds and chipped in with two assists.
Analysis: Mills played a grand total of 10 minutes in the team's previous four games before Tuesday. Mills got some added run on Tuesday in a blowout, but Fantasy owners should not expect that to continue. Mills has low-end Fantasy value.
News: The Spurs announced Tuesday that they have signed guard Patrick Mills, a 6-0, 185-pound product out of St. Mary's (CA), was drafted by the Trail Blazers with the 55th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft. In two seasons with the Blazers, Mills appeared in 74 games, averaging 5.1 points and 1.5 assists in 11.1 minutes. He has a career-mark of .358 (47-133) from three-point range. A native of Australia, Mills has spent the 2011-12 season playing overseas in his home country and China. Most recently, Mills played for the Xinjian Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association. In 12 games, he averaged 26.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists. Prior to making the move to China, Mills played in nine games with the Melbourne Tigers, averaging 18.6 points, 5.0 assists and 2.3 rebounds.
Analysis: Mills will be a reserve guard for the Spurs and has minimal Fantasy value. Ignore him in the majority of leagues.
News: The Trail Blazers renounced their rights to guard Patrick Mills on Saturday, reports the Oregonian. Mills, who was a restricted free-agent, is now free to sign with any other team.
Analysis: Mills can sign with with any team he wants and there are already reports linking him to the Spurs. However, nothing official has been announced as yet, so owners should keep an eye on how things play out. Still, Mills likely won't have much of a Fantasy impact this season, so leave him on the waiver wire at this time.
News: Guard Patrick Mills announced via his official Twitter page on Friday that he is a restricted free agent. If any team offers him a contract though, the Trail Blazers have the right to match it. Mills played in China during the NBA lockout, but was cut in January because of a hamstring injury.
Analysis: Mills has expressed his desire to return to the NBA, especially Portland. But the Trail Blazers have a lot of depth at the guard position, so unless they make a trade there probably won't be a roster spot for Mills. In 74 career games, Mills averaged 5.1 points and 1.5 assists in 11.1 minutes, providing a spark off the bench. Even if he signs with a team, Mills won't be worth adding though as he has minimal Fantasy appeal.
News: Former Trail Blazers guard Patrick Mills says he'd like to return to the NBA when the Chinese league that holds his rights releases him. Mills, who is from Australia, was cut by the Xinjiang Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association earlier in January because of a hamstring injury. The dismissal was controversial because the Tigers alleged he was faking the injury. The 6-foot point guard known for his speed says his hamstring is on the mend. But before he can entertain offers from the NBA, the Chinese league must also grant him a "letter of clearance." "It would be good to get released, obviously that's what I'm hoping for. We just don't know," Mills said Wednesday night after attending the Blazers' game against the Orlando Magic.
Analysis: If he is let go, it's unlikely that Mills would return to Portland in the near future because the Blazers' roster is full, including point guards Raymond Felton, Nolan Smith and Armon Johnson. Portland would have to cut someone to bring him back. In 74 career games, Mills averaged 5.1 points and 1.5 assists in 11.1 minutes, providing a spark off the bench. A free agent, Mills said he plans to get healthy and obtain his clearance before entertaining offers from NBA teams. Don't worry about stashing Mills in Fantasy.
News: Former Trail Blazers G Patrick Mills has been released by Xinjiang of China Basketball Association, according to a report on Yahoo.com. It is unclear whether he will be cleared to play by the International Basketball Federation before March, though the report does say that he would hope to return to Portland once cleared.
Analysis: Mills, 22, has appeared in 74 games over two seasons in Portland, averaging 5.1 points, 0.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists. Even if he makes his return stateside, he is not a player with any Fantasy value.
News: Portland extended a qualifying offer to Australian guard Patty Mills and exercised options on forward Luke Babbitt and guard Elliot Williams. Mills, 22, has appeared in 74 games over two seasons in Portland, averaging 5.1 points, 0.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists. But he has also been a fan favorite, often flashing the team's trademark "3-goggles" with his hands after Portland scores a 3-pointer.
Analysis: Mills will now become the No. 3 PG for the Blazers behind Raymond Felton and rookie Nolan Smith and has minimal Fantasy value. Ignore him in all leagues on Draft Day.
News: Blazers guard Patrick Mills hasn't seen much run of late. The 22-year-old has played double-figure minutes in only one of the last five games and has shot a combined 5 of 16 from the field over that stretch. Patty needs to show more, coach Nate McMillan said. We need for him to play better making decisions with the ball. He needs to be able to bring his style by upping the tempo, pressuring the ball, making shots all of that is important. We need that from him when hes out there, and if not, we go to another option." Mills is averaging 5.6 points and 1.9 assists in 55 games this season.
Analysis: Mills has been having a hard time finding the court of late and from the sound of his coach, this could a trend which continues. It sounds as if Portland is growing a little impatient with the second-year guard out of St. Marys. While he has shown flashes of his potential in his two years with the Blazers, Mills continues to struggle with consistency on the offensive end of the court and has been a liability on the defensive end. There is really no reason to own him at this point of the season.
News: Blazers guard Patrick Mills scored seven points off the bench in Friday's 102-96 win over the Raptors. Mills was 3 of 6 from the field in the contest and missed his lone 3-point attempt. He logged 12 minutes off the bench and finished with three assists, two rebounds, and a steal.
Analysis: Mills continues to back up Andre Miller, although he is only seeing around 12 minutes per game over his last five contests. He has not scored in double figures since Jan. 9 against Miami and is averaging just 5.0 points a game during the month of February. While he does have upside, Mills a player who can be ignored in the majority of formats at this point of the season.
News: Portland guard Patrick Mills is in a shooting funk. He shot 3 for 10 from the field on Thursday against Boston, missing all three of his 3-point attempts. He also managed to hit just 1 of his 2 foul shots. Mills finished with seven points, one steal, three rebounds and one assist. His efforts would come on the losing side of things though, as Portland fell to Boston 88-78. Over his last five games Mills is shooting 8 for 28 (28.6 percent) from the floor and 2 for 9 (22.2 percent) from downtown.
Analysis: Mills is veteran guard Andre Miller's backup and has been getting around 12 minutes a game recently. It's hard to be a contributor with those kind of minutes, which makes Mills an extremely low-end guard option in the deepest of Fantasy formats. He's averaging just 4.4 points and 2.2 assists over his last five contests. While there is some potential with Mills, should be ignored in most formats at this time.
News: Portland coach Nate McMillan clarified on Monday how he intends to use his point guards, Andre Miller and Patrick Mills, going forward, reports The Oregonian. McMillan said the plan is to play the backup Mills to start the fourth quarter and rest Miller until the seven- or eight-minute mark. McMillan also said that despite the fact that Mills has seen more fourth-quarter minutes in four of the last five games, that plan is going to continue to be in place.
Analysis: Mills is seeing 22.4 minutes per game, by contrast, and scoring 12.0 points per game over that span with 3.0 assists and 1.2 steals and almost two 3-pointers per game. Miller has averaged 28.2 points per game over his last five contests, by contrast. He's averaging 9.0 points, 6.2 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game over that span. As you can see, the two have clear-cut strengths and weaknesses about their game and they are very different point guards. As long as Mills continues to do what McMillan asks of him, he's only going to gain more minutes. He's getting better and better and Miller may be wearing out his welcome in Portland. For now, Mills remains a lower-end Fantasy option, but is someone owners might want to start grabbing in the deepest formats immediately.
News: Portland guard Patrick Mills scored career-high 14 points on Sunday against Houston. He added five assists and five steals for the Trail Blazers, as they beat the Rockets 100-85. Mills shot 50 percent from the field and went 2 for 4 from downtown. He also grabbed two rebounds in his 23 minutes of action, almost splitting time with starter Andre Miller.
Analysis: Mills had been averaging 4.4 points and 2.1 assists per game this season, but is starting to see an increase in playing time. Over his last five games, Mills is tallying 6.2 points, 2.4 assists and 1.2 boards per contest in about 16 minutes. While he's not worth owning in Fantasy leagues just yet, this is an interesting situation to monitor. If Portland decides to make some moves -- moving Miller -- Mills value would increase very quickly.
News: With the news that starting point guard Andre Miller will be suspended for one game on Tuesday against Phoenix, that could mean good things for backup guard Patrick Mills. Mills has only been playing around seven minutes per game this season but has recently seen a bump with 12 in his last three. He should see an even bigger bump with Miller missing the Suns' game.
Analysis: Mills, a second-year player out of Saint Mary's College, was a long-shot to even make the roster before the year began. Now he might get a spot start against the Suns. His Fantasy value can't be considered too much higher yet, however, as Miller will return after one game.
News: Portland guard Patrick Mills has been active this year for the Trail Blazers, he just hasn't hit the floor yet. In his 10 games last year he averaged 2.6 points and 0.5 assists per contest. He did shoot 41.7 percent from the field and 50 percent from downtown.
Analysis: Mills dealt with injuries to start his rookie year and just hasn't been needed so far this year. Fantasy owners shouldn't pay much attention to him as his value is extremely low.
News: The Blazers assigned rookie guard Patrick Mills to the Idaho Stampeded of the NBA's D-League on Wednesday.
Analysis: Mills missed the beginning of the year with a broken bone in his foot and has played only five minutes since returning. He has some potential, but you shouldn't count on him making an impact in Fantasy this year.
News: Blazers rookie PG Patrick Mills, who only recently was recalled from the NBDL, made his NBA debut off the bench on Monday against the Clippers. Mills finished with no points in five minutes as he missed all three of his shots. He did have two assists.
Analysis: Mills' career got off to a rocky start as he broken a bone in his foot during the summer. He finally completed his rehab and Portland brought him to the NBA. They are dealing with a lot of injuries at this time, but Mills will likely be eased into the rotation. He remains more of a long-term Fantasy keeper until further notice.
News: The Portland Trail Blazers waived forward Anthony Tolliver on Tuesday and assigned second-round draft pick Patrick Mills to the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Development League. Tolliver played sparingly in two games for Portland following his Dec. 17 call-up from the Stampede. The Trail Blazers chose Mills with the 55th pick in the draft. The point guard out of St. Mary's fractured a bone in his right foot during an NBA Summer League practice session July 9. He underwent surgery four days later and recently completed rehabilitation.
Analysis: Tolliver has minimal Fantasy value and should not be used in any leagues. Keep him on the waiver wire. The same goes for Mills at this point.
News: Trail Blazers rookie PG Patrick Mills doesn't have an estimate for when he'll return from surgery to repair a broken bone in his right foot in July, but the Oregonian reports he might not return until January.
Analysis: We'll go with that estimate for now, but you shouldn't be counting down the days with bated breath. Mills has some upside, but he'll play a small role when he returns and won't make an impact in Fantasy. Leave him on waivers.
News: The Trail Blazers waived forward Ime Udoka and center Jarron Collins on Thursday, meaning their 15th and final roster spot goes to draft pick Patty Mills, who is out with a broken foot.
Analysis: Mills fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot during practice in the offseason. His return is unclear. After starring for Australia in the Beijing Olympics and for Saint Mary's in college, Mills was selected by the Blazers with the 55th overall pick in the NBA draft. The 6-foot, 175-pound Mills averaged career highs of 18.7 points, 4.0 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 2.5 steals during his sophomore season with the Gaels before deciding to turn pro. Obviously, he has an upward battle to fight for minutes even when he returns from injury. He should go undrafted in Fantasy.
News: Blazers PG Patrick Mills, who broke his foot in the summer league, remained out of the lineup Thursday at Utah. He has yet to play this preseason.
Analysis: Considering his injury woes, Mills might not even make the Blazers roster. He has no Fantasy appeal.
News: Blazers PG Patrick Mills, who broke his foot in the summer league, remained out of the lineup Wednesday against the Suns. He has yet to play this preseason.
Analysis: Considering his injury woes, the Blazers might end up cutting Mills in the next few days. He has no Fantasy appeal.
News: Portland Trail Blazers draft pick Patty Mills has broken his foot and won't play in the NBA's Summer League. The Blazers said Friday that Mills fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot during practice Thursday night. A timetable for the point guard's return has not been determined.
Analysis: After starring for Australia in the Beijing Olympics and for Saint Mary's in college, Mills was selected by the Blazers with the 55th overall pick in the NBA draft last month. He will play a backup role as a rookie and is not expected to be a significant Fantasy contributor. He can go undrafted in all leagues.
News: The Trail Blazers selected guard Patrick Mills with he 55th pick in the NBA Draft. He averaged 18.4 points and 3.9 assists as a sophomore for Saint Mary's College.
Analysis: Mills will play a backup role as a rookie and is not expected to be a significant Fantasy contributor. He can go undrafted in all leagues.