Nets Veteran Guard Declines Player Option; Becomes Free Agent

In a move that should interest plenty of teams around the league, Brooklyn Nets' 13-year veteran point guard Patty Mills has declined his $6.2M player option, and will become a free agent. 

Mills' first season in Brooklyn was a successful one after ten years with the San Antonio Spurs, as he averaged 11.4 points, 2.3 assists, and shot threes at a 40% clip. He also played in 81 games, 52 more than the Nets' other notable point guard. 

The 33-year-old is a respected veteran, and won the NBA's Joe Dumars Trophy this year, awarded for best representing the ideals of sportsmanship on the court. 

Over the last six years, no player in the NBA has hit more threes than Mills while playing under 30 minutes a game. 

He should have a vibrant free agent market.

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