Patty Mills wins the 2019 NBPA 'Backbone Award'

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 23: Patty Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs handles the ball during the game against T.J. McConnell #12 of the Philadelphia 76ers on January 23, 2019 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

San Antonio Spurs' Patty Mills has won the 2019 NBPA "Backbone Award."

This award goes to the "glue-guys" of NBA teams, the "heart and soul" and more.

Mills is the elder statesmen on the Spurs. He is the most tenured Spur and last season, his veteran presence was relied upon by the younger members of the team.

Mills appeared in all 82 games for the second-straight season, averaging 9.9 points, 3.0 assists and a career-best 2.2 boards per game as a 10th-year NBA veteran. He ranked second on the team with 159 three-pointers made this season, while also ranking second on the team in bench scoring at 9.9 points per game.