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Patrick Mills
Patrick Mills
Position: G
Born: 08/11/88
Height: 6-0 / 1.83
Weight:185 lbs. / 83.9 kg.
Salary: $11,571,429
All signs are pointing to Mills returning to his sixth man role, as the Spurs’ first point guard off the bench, and, in all likelihood, another season bound for volatility. Still, the native of Canberra isn’t letting the potential for more unrest affect the way he prepares for his 10th season in the NBA. “The stuff I’ve really focused on working on doesn’t have anything to do with that because, again, we don’t know what’s gonna happen next year,” Mills said. “You’d be foolish to work on something, then something changes, and whatever happens, happens. For me, I’ve got my own personal things I work on in the off-season.”
That, naturally, led to Mills playing off the ball more than he’s accustomed to. It was an adjustment for Mills, and his numbers were affected when the change was first implemented, but he was proud of his ability to eventually adapt to playing primarily at the two-spot. “The positive factor, for me, was seeing it as a way of being agile, or being that person that can adapt on the fly,” Mills said. “It’s not easy at all. You make do with that, and really do what’s best for the team. For me, I’m a point guard, and love being a general on the floor, and run the team, but the team was better if I moved. I understood that, I accepted it, and I just tried to be as effective on both ends of the floor as I could. The thing that doesn’t change, throughout all those adjustments, was my leadership; what I’m able to bring to the San Antonio Spurs from a leadership point of view, and understanding who was there before me, and who’s beside me in Manu.”
For Patty Mills, Leonard’s low-key yet extremely productive Australian teammate, there are still a lot of questions surrounding the superstar wing’s sudden rift with the franchise, and the reminder of how quickly things can shift in the volatile NBA. “Getting to this point now, you look back; I don’t know what we could’ve done better,” Mills told foxsports.com.au, of Leonard’s situation. “Don’t know what we could’ve done to help the situation, if it would’ve helped at all. This is basketball and, at the end of the day, it’s a reminder that it is a business, and a lot of money is involved with it.”
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