Patty Mills, an experienced guard, is said to be joining the Miami Heat according to reports.

With concerns over guard depth due to injuries, including Josh Richardson’s extended absence with a shoulder injury and Dru Smith being out for the season after knee surgery, the Miami Heat are reportedly signing Patty Mills for the remainder of the season. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN initially reported the story, which has since been confirmed by multiple sources.

Mills, who was waived by the Hawks last week, is eligible to join the Heat’s playoff roster. While the 35-year-old may not be the same player who played a significant role in the San Antonio Spurs’ 2014 championship, he has only appeared in 19 games this season for the Hawks, averaging 2.7 points and 1.1 rebounds per game.

However, Mills brings invaluable playoff experience, having played in 95 postseason games, along with a reliable presence in the locker room and a 38.2% three-point shooting percentage this season. While his significant minutes in the playoffs for the Heat may not bode well, his addition provides Coach Erik Spoelstra with dependable depth when necessary.

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