Manu Ginobili and Patty Mills still had not replaced the departed Tiago Splitter in what used to be a road foursome. Now they are down to a twosome, while auditioning Diaw replacements as well. “We are exploring our options,” said Ginobili, mentioning Gasol and rookies Davis Bertans and Nico Laprovittola as potential successors. “Boris is hard to replace, for sure.”
Patty Mills Rumors
06 Nov 13
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.”