Although the team has likely found its starting point guard in Ricky Rubio, the Jazz still need to add depth at the position. Dante Exum and Donovan Mitchell both have long-term potential, but adding a quality veteran back-up could still be a major plus for the roster. Thankfully, there are solid options on the open market.
For example, San Antonio Spurs point guard Patty Mills.
Per 36 minutes, Mills averaged 15.6 points, 5.7 assists and 1.3 steals last season. He also ranked 12th in the league in three-point shooting at 41.4 percent. He doesn’t have great size or length, but he’s a scrappy, energetic defender who will out-hustle the competition at times while providing offensive spark off the bench.
Mills is definitely due for a raise after making just over $3 million last season, but probably won’t break the bank. The Jazz have already secured one of the higher-end floor generals; bringing Mills in as a back-up would give them one of the better point guard rotations in the league.