Mills (rest) will not play Sunday against Phoenix, Jeff Garcia of News 4 San Antonio reports.
Mills is done for the regular season after he had started in Saturday's blowout loss to Phoenix and went for eight points across 24 minutes. It's very likely that Mills will return for the play-in game.
Mills will start Saturday's contest against the Suns, Tom Osborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports.
With Dejounte Murray (back) out, Mills will make his first start of the year. In 12 games where he's seen 30-plus minutes this season, he's averaged 13.8 points, 2.7 assists and 1.8 rebounds.
Mills posted 15 points (4-9 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT), a rebound and an assist across 20 minutes off the bench in Wednesday's loss against the Nets.
The veteran point guard recorded five straight games with single-digit scoring numbers but has reached the 15-point plateau one each of his last two appearances. His value is almost entirely tethered to three-point shooting, so if he's having an off night, he typically doesn't provide much else.
Mills scored 20 points (7-10 FG, 6-9 3Pt) to go along with two rebounds and two assists across 23 minutes in Monday's win over the Bucks.
Mills had combined to score only 15 points across his last five games entering Monday's contest. However, he caught fire from beyond the arc, notching his sixth performance with five or more threes this season. Despite the strong effort, it will be difficult to count on Mills down the stretch as this marked the first time in his last 12 games that he's reached 20 points.
Mills missed his only shot attempt, failing to record a stat in just seven minutes during Wednesday's 126-94 loss to Utah.
Mills hit rock bottom in the loss, barely touching the court as the Jazz wiped the floor with the Spurs. Despite being handed a decent opportunity, Mills has failed to capitalize and at this point, he should be viewed as a points streamer, at best.
Mills posted three points (1-7 FG, 1-6 3Pt), two assists and one rebound in 16 minutes during Wednesday's 116-111 loss to the Heat.
Mills' 16 minutes were his fewest since April 12, and he's seen under 20 minutes just four times this season. The veteran has been struggling lately. Over his past six games, he's shooting just 22.9 percent from the field and 24.1 percent from distance.
Mills will be rested for Thursday's game against the Pistons, Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports.
The veteran guard will rest for the second time in four games as the Spurs finish out another back-to-back set. San Antonio will also sit Dejounte Murray, so expect Derrick White to function as the primary playmaker behind DeMar DeRozan.
Mills will rest Saturday against the Suns.
The veteran will miss his first game since March 20, and Saturday will mark just his second absence on the season. DeMar DeRozan (rest) and Jakob Poeltl (rest) are also out, so more minutes should be allotted to the Spurs' young core.
Mills scored 23 points (8-15 FG, 5-11 3Pt, 2-2 FT) to go along with three rebounds and one assist across 30 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Raptors.
Mills topped 20 points for the first time since Jan. 24, largely on the strength of his three-point shooting. He offered little else in the box score and is unlikely to reach these levels again this season. On the other hand, Mills does offer a near guarantee of production from three-point range, as he's knocked down multiple triples in eight consecutive games.
Mills scored 12 points (4-8 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and added one assist in a 106-96 loss to the Nuggets on Wednesday.
Mills made multiple shots from distance for the fifth time in his last seven games. The veteran guard's sharper shooting in this one was welcome, as he'd shot just 33.9 percent from the field across the prior seven games. His fantasy contributions are generally limited to points and threes, so Mills is more of a streaming option in standard formats.
Mills tallied nine points (3-9 FG, 3-8 3Pt) and one assist in 26 minutes during Monday's 132-115 loss to the Kings.
Mills connected on another three perimeter tries, continuing his strong form from beyond the arc. Unfortunately, that's where the good news ends for Mills, as he basically provided nothing else on the night. As long as the Spurs are running a full guard rotation, Mills is nothing more than a streaming option in competitive formats.
Mills ended with 17 points (7-12 FG, 3-7 3Pt), three assists and a rebound across 23 minutes off the bench in Wednesday's loss against the Clippers.
Mills scored in double digits for the fifth game in a row, but that has been the only noteworthy numbers he's been putting up of late -- he hasn't been contributing in other categories, but his shooting percentages have been solid since he's making 44 percent of his shots and 42.1 percent of his three-point attempts during that five-game stretch. Despite coming off the bench, Mills has been a reliable scoring threat for the Spurs and continues to provide value across most formats.
Mills is out for rest Saturday against the Bucks, Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com reports.
On the second half of a back-to-back set, the veteran will get the night off, and it will mark his first missed game of the season. In his absence, with Dejounte Murray (rest) also sidelined, Derrick White and Lonnie Walker are candidates to handle the ball more.
Mills totaled 14 points (4-11 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 3-3 FT), three assists, two rebounds and two steals in a 106-99 victory over the Bulls on Wednesday.
Mills scored 14 points for the second consecutive game while also playing solid defense. The Spurs were a team-high plus-21 with the guard on the floor as he continues to provide great veteran leadership for a younger Spurs roster. Mills is averaging 11.4 points, 2.0 assists and 1.4 steals in his first five games post All-Star break.
Mills scored 14 points (5-9 FG, 4-8 3Pt) and added three assists in a 109-99 victory over the Pistons on Monday.
Mills was able to get back into double figures after a tough game Sunday. The veteran has provided the Spurs with consistency and leadership as they have dealt with COVID-19 protocols and injuries. Mills has contributed double-digit point totals in 11 of his last 12 games but doesn't provide fantasy managers with enough production in other categories to be rostered outside of deeper leagues.
Mills compiled 13 points (4-10 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 3-4 FT), three rebounds, three steals and two assists across 23 minutes in Friday's 104-77 win over the Magic.
Mills continues to provide steady production with the second unit. He came in handy during San Antonio's bout with COVID-19 protocols, as he was one of the few backcourt players to not fall victim to the league regulations. Although Derrick White and Dejounte Murray have reclaimed their starting roles, the veteran will continue to provide support as their primary backup.
Mills has reached double figures in the scoring column in each of the Spurs' last nine games, averaging 13.1 points over that stretch while shooting 46.1 percent from the field, 42 percent from three-point range and 77.8 percent from the free-throw line.
Nothing about Mills' offensive production looks especially unsustainable; the 32-year-old has always been an above-average shooter, owning career splits of 43.2/39.0/85.5 percent. Because he typically plays less than 30 minutes and offers limited production in the non-scoring categories, however, Mills can't be counted on to produce a truly eye-popping line on any given night. During the double-digit scoring streak, his best fantasy outing was a relatively modest one that came against Brooklyn on March 1, when he tallied 14 points (5-10 FG, 4-8 3Pt) and five assists.
Mills had 13 points (4-10 3Pt, 1-3 FT), two assists and one rebound in 30 minutes during Saturday's 117-114 win over the Pelicans.
The 32-year-old filled his usual role off the bench for the Spurs, though it was the first time he played at least 30 minutes or more since Jan. 22. Mills has made multiple three-pointers in each of the past six games and is averaging 12.0 points and 2.6 assists during that stretch.
Mills registered 15 points (6-12 FG, 3-8 3Pt), three assists and a steal across 28 minutes off the bench in Wednesday's loss against the Thunder.
Mills has been a steady source of bench production for the Spurs this season, and Wednesday's game wasn't any different -- he finished as the team's second-highest scorer while putting up double-digit points for the fourth game in a row. Mills' upside will never be too high due to his bench role, but his combo of points, threes and steals with strong percentages makes him playable in fantasy.
Mills generated 10 points (4-11 FG, 2-8 3Pt), two rebounds, two assists and one steal over 26 minutes in Sunday's 122-110 win over the Hornets.
Mills had the most playing time of any bench player for the Spurs on Sunday, and he responded with his third consecutive double-digit scoring total during the victory. The 32-year-old has maintained a consistent role off the bench throughout the season and figures to see similar usage for San Antonio going forward.
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