Patty Mills is still on target to make his return the court in January according to San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich.
The Spurs point guard has been out all season after undergoing shoulder surgery in the off-season to repair a torn rotator cuff.
This is great news for the Spurs who are in desperate need of some point guard depth. Since Tony Parker went down with his hamstring injury, San Antonio’s roster has been reduced to only one true point guard in Cory Joseph.
While Joseph has done a phenomenal job at the point this season, having a career year, it would be nice for the Spurs to have other options at the position, especially when Joseph is not having his best night.
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Patty Mills was the Spurs second string point guard last season and was an integral piece to their championship run.
During the 2013-2014 campaign, the Australian native had a breakout season averaging 10.2 points on 46.4% shooting in 18.9 minutes.
Upon his return, Patty Mills will probably be expected to resume the same role he had with the team last season which is as a strong scoring option off the bench.
Hopefully Mills’ return can alleviate some of the minutes strain being put on Parker and Joseph and allow the team to better their efficiency as a result.
Also, Patty Mills’ return in January should put an end to the trolling being done by teammate Manu Ginobili.
What do you think about Mills’ upcoming return? What kind of impact are you hoping to see when he returns to the floor? Let us know in the comments!