06 Nov 13
Patty Mills Rumors
The NBL has lost its most marketable and dynamic player, with NBA star Patty Mills leaving the Melbourne Tigers immediately to take up a contract with a Chinese club. Since linking with the Tigers during the NBA lockout, Mills has sparked an unprecedented interest in the competition while being the catalyst for Melbourne’s 6-3 start.
The Portland Trail Blazer had a get out clause that allowed him to return to the NBA or accept a better offer. “He will fly out tonight,” Melbourne coach Trevor Gleeson told AAP on Sunday night. “But we wish him well and we’ll never hold back a player when he gets a good offer like that.”