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February 14, 2014 Updates

He scored 32 points against the Charlotte Bobcats in just 25 minutes on the court. The 25-year-old averages 9.3 points per game this season and Spurs coach Popovich heaped praise on the speedy point guard. ''He came back to us with a totally different body [this year], he worked the entire time to change fat to muscle,'' Popovich said. ''He came back quicker, more dedicated defensively and he's making great decisions compared to the past. He really wanted the job he has right now, he came back [to the Spurs] and took it.'' Sydney Morning Herald

February 10, 2014 Updates

He never gives a thought to the idea of going somewhere else where he might play more, score more or be more of a household name in the States. The concept of team is too strong to leave. "It's the organization, it's the people involved, it's the people at the top, in Timmy [Duncan], Tony and Manu, who trickle down to us," Mills said. "They're great leaders. And I think the rest of the team are great followers as well. There's an understanding of why you're playing the game, and who you're playing for. I think the underlying thing on this team is we play for each other. We care about each other as teammates, and we know that people are going to have our backs on the court." NBA.com

February 3, 2014 Updates

However the rule doesn't apply to international hopefuls, paving the way for Exum to accelerate his career. He sought the counsel of family and several Australian Boomers teammates before deciding that skipping college was in his best interests. ''The main thing was some players don't perform in college, it is a different game and I was also thinking about injuries,'' Exum said. ''Being over there I'd be under the microscope, in my opinion it was a smart move to forego it and head straight to the NBA. ''My dad was a big influence, but Joe Ingles, Patty Mills and Andrew Bogut helped me through this decision. Bogut went through the pressure of being the No.1 pick, he knows what it's all about.'' Canberra Times

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With the Spurs yet to play on television this season — their first appearance will be Monday against Denver on NBA TV — you probably haven’t had a chance to get a look at Patty Mills’ offseason makeover. Mills told the Express-News he hasn’t lost much weight, but dropped his body fat under seven percentage to win a bet that teammate Boris Diaw wasn’t willing to participate in outside of the actual wager. San Antonio Express-News

October 12, 2013 Updates

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich raved about the conditioning work Mills put in to get there. But his description of the Australian’s defense after the CSKA game was telling. “I would say erratic is the best adjective,” Popovich said. “He always kind of flung around in all sorts of directions. He creates a little bit of havoc in all directions, really.” San Antonio Express-News

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NBA players Patty Mills and Aron Baynes headline a 15-man Australian men's basketball squad named ahead of this month's Oceania championship series against New Zealand. The San Antonio Spurs pair will join six other London Olympians in Canberra next Wednesday for a final training camp before the two-game series tips off on August 14 in Auckland. 3News.co.nz

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Patty Mills has averaged 11.3 minutes per game over the course of his four-year NBA career; he's had a lot of time to kill while serving as a backup guard on the Portland Trail Blazers and San Antonio Spurs. Luckily, he has used that time wisely, honing and developing a towel-waving game that ranks among the NBA's best and most varied. Yahoo! Sports

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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

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