HoopsHype Patrick Mills rumors

September 11, 2012 Updates
August 7, 2012 Updates

Mills, a guard for the NBA San Antonio Spurs, sank a 3-pointer at the final buzzer to deliver Russia's first loss of the Olympics 82-80. That last-second stunner has sparked the Aussies' imagination about the chances of delivering the NBA superstars a setback for the ages. "We have no choice. We have to believe that we can win," Mills said. "We're going into the next game with all we've got. Going into the quarter- finals and going against the United States, it's amazing to me. "There's a different feel, a different vibe, a different belief in ourselves for our goal to be reached." Rappler

August 5, 2012 Updates

Patty Mills' 39-point haul against Great Britain has pumped up his teammates and inspired tweeters to get #Boomers trending in Australia on Sunday. The Boomers came from behind in the third quarter to smash Britain 106-75, securing their spot in the quarter-finals. Boomers player Joe Ingles tweeted his jubilation after the game: "So proud to be an Aussie and especially a Boomer!! Love playing with these guys and for my country! So proud of our team tonight! Maybe the best second half I have been apart (sic) of! Onto the next one... #boomers" Mark Worthington tweeted: "Love being an Aussie. True fighting spirit. Best when our backs are against the wall. Love being a BOOMER!!!!! #London2012" West Australian

July 27, 2012 Updates

The Aussies, as usual, are known for playing a physical game even without Bogut in support of lead guard Patty Mills, who is sure to see the ball a ton to make up for the limited role he has in San Antonio. Aussie big man David Andersen has a key role and ample motivation, with sources close to the former Rocket/Raptor/Hornet telling ESPN.com that Andersen hopes to play his way back into the NBA with his showing at this tournament. ESPN.com

July 26, 2012 Updates

Australian star Patrick Mills has revealed he has been the victim of racial taunts during his career but the proud indigenous athlete says the insults have inspired him to reach his basketball dreams. Sydney Morning Herald

Patrick Mills: "Things are said [on and off the court] when you grow up, but you don't let it beat you and let your playing do the talking. And the more success I can hopefully achieve, that's my way of sending a reply ... It's died off the further I've gone through my career, but that's the stuff that makes me want to be a role model, it's my way of giving back." Sydney Morning Herald

July 17, 2012 Updates
July 13, 2012 Updates

The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have re-signed guard Patty Mills. Per club policy details of the contract were not released. “Patty came in and impressed us from the moment he joined us last season,” Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said. “He gives us some added depth at the guard position and we are excited to have him back in San Antonio.” NBA.com

June 29, 2012 Updates
June 27, 2012 Updates

In a move long expected, and one that does not necessarily guarantee his departure from the Spurs, backup guard Patrick Mills has declined a second-year option with the team. San Antonio Express-News

June 18, 2012 Updates

Mills will return to Australia tomorrow to join the Boomers in their Olympic training camp in Melbourne on Tuesday. But before he concentrates on leading the team's bid for its first Olympic medal, he will decide if he remains with the San Antonio Spurs in the world's best league. The Age

''I feel like I need to do my due diligence and really go and see what there is to make sure I explore every option,'' Mills said. ''But in saying that, I really enjoy being in San Antonio and being part of that program. I definitely want it done soon and that is what I'm trying to do so that I can get it out of the way and go to London with a clear head with the Boomers.'' The Age

June 14, 2012 Updates

The Australian Boomers men’s national basketball team have received a massive boost with Basketball Australia (BA) today confirming that NBA star Patty Mills will be available to play in the Boomers three-match series against Greece in Victoria later this month, known as The Farewell Series: Basketball’s Road to London. NBL.com.au

March 28, 2012 Updates

Jeff McDonald: Patty Mills confirms he has signed a two-year deal with the Spurs. He's on board for the rest of this season and next. Twitter

Patrick Mills, an Australian national and former Portland Trail Blazer, was in uniform at last Tuesday against the Suns, his immigration hurdles cleared. Mills, 23, originally signed a two-year deal with the Spurs last week but could not play or practice until he obtained a work visa. That process ended Monday in Mexico City, where Mills spent six days organizing paperwork to get cleared. He met the Spurs in Phoenix later that afternoon. “It was a long wait,” Mills said. “But it will be worth the wait, I think.” San Antonio Express-News

March 27, 2012 Updates

The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have signed guard Patrick Mills. Per club policy details of the contract were not released. Mills, a 6-0, 185-pound product out of St. Mary's (CA), was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers with the 55th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft. In two seasons with the Blazers, Mills appeared in 74 games, averaging 5.1 points and 1.5 assists in 11.1 minutes. He has a career- mark of .358 (47-133) from three-point range. NBA.com

March 23, 2012 Updates
March 22, 2012 Updates

Mills, an Australian national who could be in line for immediate minutes backing up Tony Parker, is eager to resume his NBA career, his agent said. “It shouldn’t be too much longer,” agent Aaron Goodwin told the Express-News. “There is a deal in principle. He just has to get a visa.” San Antonio Express-News

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