All along we’ve been saying that it’s been a three-horse race for who would end up as the San Antonio Spurs’ backup point guard to relieve Tony Parker when he heads to the bench.
It appeared Cory Joseph, Patty Mills and Nando De Colo were all competing for the job, but according to Spurs coach Gregg Popovich after practice last week, it appears to just be between Joseph and Mills.
“At this point, Cory Joseph is the guy that one would think has the first dibs on that position, but Patty Mills played last year along with Cory in the playoffs. Patty Mills came back ready to play and Patty wants minutes too,” Popovich said. “So those guys are going to be competing against each other and luckily they’re great teammates so in the end whatever happens, they’ll both stay ready to play.”no comments