Tony Parker will be a tough person to replace but this Spur-team is known for playing for stretches without players and not missing a beat. The offensive system that is ran often caters to different players with many different styles. This is why Manu Ginobili, a two-guard, has even been known to run pg position well for stretches off the bench. Mills doesn’t have to come in and BE Tony Parker he simply has to BE offensively productive in the extra minutes he will be playing. He also can not turn the basketball over, his ball handling has been questionable at times.
2) Three-Point Shot:
If Mills gets going from the three-point line he is actually better than Tony Parker or at least he has been for stretches in the regular season. Mills is shooting a solid 40% from behind the arc and can easily explode in the playoffs at any time. What he doesn’t want to do is settle for three-pointers because he has the speed to get into the paint, but just doesn’t use it often enough during games. He should definitely stay true to himself but at the same time try creating havoc inside.--he is arguably the quickest point guard on the floor.
1) Less Pressure:
The Spurs are not trying to replace 2008 Tony Parker, the premier scorer on that year's team. They are replacing an older Parker who was a third option, much more doable and easier to replace. The load of the Spurs scoring still falls on stars Kawhi Leonard and Lamarcus Aldridge. Mills just simply has to avoid being counter- productive, meaning run the offense well and not turn the ball over. He has the skill-set to hit the same baskets that Parker was accustomed to hitting in these playoffs--long distance and mid-range alike.