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Former Blazers G Patty Mills Officially Signs With Spurs

After a global tour and what probably felt like an Odyssey, former Portland Trail Blazers guard Patty Mills officially signed with the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday, the team announced in a press release. ----------------------------------------- The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have signed guard Patrick Mills. Per club policy details of the contract were not released. Mills, a 6-0, 185-pound product out of St. Mary’s (CA), was drafted by the Portland 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. Mills will wear No. 8 for the Spurs and is expected to be in uniform tonight when the Silver and Black take on the Suns in Phoenix at 9 p.m. ----------------------------------------- Mills tweets... ----------------------------------------- Well it's been a long time coming and I'm very grateful for EVERYONE that has helped me but I could not be more excited to finally say... GAME DAY BALA GAME DAY!!! #GoSpursGo ----------------------------------------- Mills played for the Melbourne Tigers of Australia's National Basketball League and the Xinjiang Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association during the NBA lockout. The Blazers then held his restricted rights through the March 15 trade deadline before finally renouncing them, allowing Mills to become a free agent. His signing was then further delayed by reports of visa issues. Blazers Acting GM Chad Buchanan said the Blazers would have brought Mills back if they had traded a point guard at the deadline and had an open roster spot. -- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

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