Patty Mills' NBA exile appears to be over, with San Antonio poised to sign the Australian free agent.
Mills, who started his career with Portland after being drafted in 2009, played in the NBL and China's Super Basketball League during this year's NBA lockout.
However, the 23-year-old remained contracted to the Xinjiang Flying Tigers when the NBA season started, meaning he was unable to return to the Trail Blazers.
When Xinjiang's season ended, FIBA gave the green light for Mills to return to the NBA.
There was more red tape for the Boomers star to cut through, as Portland did not have a roster spot available and he was unable to sign with a team until the Blazers renounced his rights.
That happened on Saturday and US website Yahoo! Sports reported on Sunday that San Antonio are finalising a contract agreement, citing league sources.
The point guard is expected to be confirmed as the Spurs' latest signing in the US on Sunday.
AAPTags: sport, basketball, united-states, australia First posted March 18, 2012 12:11:56