No one can dispute the importance of Boris Diaw and Patrick Mills to the 2013-14 San Antonio Spurs winning their fifth championship in June. However, Diaw and Mills are both unrestricted agents and did enough the past year to warrant a raise.
The question was, should San Antonio try to re-sign both, one or neither? Surely the Spurs can find another reliable veteran power forward and deadly three-point shooter. Even if they’re not able to replace them with a free agent, San Antonio’s roster is loaded with versatility, so much so if both Boris and Patty leave, it wouldn’t be the end of the world.
On Wednesday, however, Mills agreed to re-sign with the Spurs for about $12 million over three years, according to San Antonio Express-News’ Buck Harvey. Now the focus shifts to Diaw and how his future pertains to the Spurs’ plans.
Is X-factor Boris Diaw happy enough in San Antonio to take less money as Patty has done or does Diaw want top dollar from a less desirable team? We can only speculate until those questions and more will be answered in the next few weeks of free agency.