The 2019-20 campaign was Mills' 11th in the Association and his ninth with the Spurs. The 31-year-old appeared in 66 games during the pandemic-shortened season, making one start. In the process, Mills set new career highs with 11.6 points and 2.3 successful threes per game while matching his personal best of 0.8 steals per game. On Nov. 1, Mills scored a season-high 31 points -- including six three-pointers -- while collecting three boards, two dimes and a steal during a win at Golden State. On Dec. 19, the crafty guard posted 27 points, two assists and a season-high seven three-pointers during a home win over the Nets. That came on the heels of a 26-point effort just five nights earlier, Dec. 14 against Phoenix. Mills hit at least three three-pointers on 21 separate occasions, and he scored 20-plus points nine times. He also chipped in defensively with 14 multi-steal efforts, including a season-high three on three occasions.2018
Mills is one of the NBA's true iron men. In 2018-19, he appeared in 82 games for the second season in a row. In fact, he has missed only three games over his last four campaigns. Mills started one game, but he was one of the Spurs' key pieces off the bench. He essentially replicated his 2017-18 campaign last season. For the second year in a row, he averaged 3.4 made field goals per game and 1.9 made three-pointers. The Australian also averaged 9.9 points after averaging 10.0 points the year prior. Mills came up big by making six threes and scoring 22 points in a 108-107 win over the Grizzlies on Feb. 12. He racked up eight assists twice during the campaign. In the playoffs he averaged 5.3 points per contest over seven games off the bench.2017
After coming off the bench for all but 18 games over his first eight NBA campaigns, Mills started 36 of the 82 contests in which he played for the Spurs during the 2017-18 regular season. His playing time consequently jumped to a career-high 25.7 minutes per game. The Australian guard averaged 10.0 points, 1.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists per contest. He knocked down a career-high 1.9 three-pointers per game and shot 37.2 percent from beyond the arc. Mills also converted an exceptional 89.0 percent of his attempts from the charity stripe. He scored a season-high 26 points against Philadelphia on Jan. 3, knocking down 4-of-11 tries from deep. He notched double-digit points in seven straight contests from March 27 to April 9. The sharpshooter made multiple three-pointers in each game during that span. Mills started all five of San Antonio's postseason contests against Golden State, averaging a career-high 33.0 minutes. He posted per-game playoff averages of 13.4 points, 2.0 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.6 three-pointers.2016
Mills' role continued to grow in his sixth season with the Spurs. The Australian guard played in 80 games, making a career-high eight starts. He also logged a career-high 21.9 minutes per contest. For the second straight season, Mills set a new career high in assists, averaging 3.5 per game. He added per-game averages of 9.5 points and 1.8 rebounds. The Saint Mary's College product converted a career-best 1.8 three-pointers per game, and his 41.4-percent mark from deep ranked 11th in the league. Mills scored a season-high 23 points and made five three-pointers in a win over Dallas on Nov. 30. Less than a month later, he again scored 23 points and converted another five treys in a victory over Portland on Dec. 23. Mills notched the second double-double of his career March 8, scoring 17 points and handing out 10 assists in a win over Sacramento. He was an important contributor during San Antonio's run to the Western Conference Finals, playing in 16 games -- six as a starter -- and averaging a playoff career-high 26.0 minutes per contest. In the postseason, Mills posted per-game averages of 10.3 points, 2.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.0 three-pointers.2015
In Mills' fifth season with San Antonio, he tied his career high by playing in 81 games. The veteran guard logged 20.5 minutes per contest, the highest mark of his career. Mills grew as a distributor, averaging a career-best 2.8 assists per game. He also registered per-game averages of 8.5 points and 2.0 rebounds. As usual, Mills was a valuable source of outside shooting, making 1.5 three-pointers per game and shooting 38.4 percent from deep. He also made 81 percent of his free-throw attempts, marking the fifth straight season in which he converted at least 80.0 percent of his tries from the charity stripe. He collected a season-high four steals against Sacramento on Nov. 9, adding nine points and eight assists in the victory. Mills notched three games of 20-plus points during the regular season, including a 22-point, four-rebound, five-assist effort in a win over Orlando on Feb. 1. He came off the bench for each of the Spurs' ten playoff contests, averaging 16.7 minutes per game. Mills posted per-game averages of 6.6 points, 1.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.3 three-pointers in the postseason.2014
Mills appeared in 51 games in 2014-15, his fifth NBA season and third with the Spurs. After a strong 2013-14 campaign, Mills was forced to sit out the first 31 games of the 2014-15 season due to a shoulder injury. He returned to action against Houston on Dec. 28, scoring eight points and grabbing four rebounds in 20 minutes. Mills went on average 15.7 minutes per contest in the regular season. He posted per-game averages of 6.9 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists. Mills also converted 1.2 three-pointers per game, making 34.1 percent of his attempts from deep. Mills scored a season-high 20 points against Minnesota on Jan. 10. Three days later, he nailed a season-high four three-pointers to score 12 points against Washington. Mills came off the bench for each of San Antonio's seven games in the postseason. He averaged 16.0 minutes per contest in the playoffs, producing 10.1 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.3 treys per game. He served as a spark plug on offense for the Spurs, going a remarkable 16-for-28 from three-point range.2013
Mills enjoyed a breakout 2013-14 campaign. He played in a career-high 81 games, making three starts and averaging a career-high 18.9 minutes per contest. The 6-foot-1 guard posted per-game averages of 10.2 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists. He was very effective from deep, averaging a career-best 1.7 three-pointers per game and shooting 42.5 percent from beyond the arc -- seventh best in the NBA. Mills also shot a career-best 89.0 percent from the charity stripe. He scored a season-high 32 points against Charlotte on Feb. 8, adding seven rebounds and four assists in the victory. On March 6, Mills grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds and tallied nine points in a victory over Miami. He carried his strong regular season into the playoffs, playing in 23 postseason games and averaging 15.2 minutes per contest. Mills posted per-game averages of 7.3 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists, helping San Antonio win the NBA Championship. He scored 17 points -- including 14 in the third quarter -- in the series-clinching Game 5 of the Finals versus Miami.2012
Mills returned for a second season with the Spurs for the 2012-13 campaign. He played in 58 games, averaging 11.3 minutes per contest. The Australian guard posted per-game averages of 5.1 points, 0.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists. He knocked down a total of 52 treys during the regular season, shooting 40.0 percent from deep. Mills scored a season-high 23 points against Golden State on April 15, nailing 5-of-8 attempts from three-point range. He played a total of 30.7 minutes in nine postseason contests, combining for 12 points, three rebounds and two assists.2011
During the 2011 NBA lockout, Mills returned to Australia to play for the Melbourne Tigers of the National Basketball League. He logged nine games with Melbourne, posting per-game averages of 18.6 points, 5.0 assists and 2.7 treys per contest. Mills then went to China to play for the Xinjiang Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association. There, he averaged 26.5 points, 3.8 boards, 3.8 assists, 2.3 steals and 3.3 three-pointers in 12 games. Mills returned to the United States after the lockout ended and signed with the San Antonio Spurs in March. With San Antonio, he averaged 10.3 points and 2.4 assists across 16 regular-season games (and three starts). The 6-foot-1 guard nailed 1.5 three-pointers per contest and shot a solid 42.9 percent from beyond the arc. He exploded for a career-high 34 points in the regular-season finale (Apr. 26), with 12 assists, for his first career double-double. In the postseason, Mills saw action in eight games, averaging 1.9 points in 3.9 minutes per contest.2010
During the 2010-11 season, Mills was given a larger role in his second season with the Trail Blazers. The 6-foot-1 guard played in 64 games, averaging 12.2 minutes per contest. He posted per-game averages of 5.5 points, 1.7 assists, 0.8 rebounds and 0.4 steals. Mills proved to be a threat from deep, averaging 0.7 three-pointers per game and shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc. He scored a career-high 23 points in the final game of the regular season, adding five rebounds, two assists and two steals in 29 minutes. Mills also saw court time in two playoff contests, grabbing one rebound in five combined minutes.2009
Mills was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers with the 55th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft. He missed the start of his rookie season with an injured right foot and was assigned to the Idaho Stampede of the D-League upon his return. Mills thrived with Idaho, averaging 25.6 points, 5.4 assists and 1.6 steals across five games. He made an outstanding 21 three-pointers in 42 attempts in those five contests. Mills played a total of 10 regular-season games with Portland during his first season, scoring 2.6 points per game and going 2-of-4 from three-point range. In the postseason, Mills got into three contests, scoring six points and dishing three assists in 12 total minutes.
June 25, 2009Drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2nd round (55th pick) of the 2009 NBA Draft.
October 1, 2009Signed a rookie deal with the Portland Trail Blazers.
September 1, 2010Signed a one-year deal with the Portland Trail Blazers.
March 27, 2012Signed a one-year deal with the San Antonio Spurs.
June 1, 2013Signed a two-year deal with the San Antonio Spurs.
July 1, 2014Signed a three-year extension with the San Antonio Spurs.
August 4, 2017Signed a four-year, $49.71 million contract with the San Antonio Spurs.