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Blazers Renounce Rights To G Patty Mills; Headed To Spurs?

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Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports that the Portland Trail Blazers are expected to renounce the rights of restricted free agent guard Patty Mills soon and that he will sign with the San Antonio Spurs... ------------------- Patty Mills is finalizing a deal with the San Antonio Spurs, league sources tell Y! Sports. Portland's renouncing of rights is in the works. Mills, the Aussie point guard, played the season in China and has been cleared to return to NBA. Deal should be completed in next 24 hours. ------------------- Sam Amick of SI.com confirms... ------------------- Source confirms report that Patty Mills will join San Antonio. Two- year deal. Mills was playing in China. Mills gets a player option in the second year, worth approximately $1 million. Houston was interested too. Portland renounced rights. ------------------- Update: The Blazers announced on Saturday that the team has officially renounced Mills' rights. I reported on Thursday that Blazers Acting GM Chad Buchanan said that the team would finally consider renouncing Mills' rights after holding him in limbo following a stint in the Chinese Basketball Association during the lockout. The Blazers are currently full with a 15-man roster. There has been talk that the Blazers will seek a buyout with forward Shawne Williams, acquired from the New Jersey Nets in the Gerald Wallace trade, but his contract runs through next season. -- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter
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