Patty Mills Rumors
NBA players Patty Mills, Aron Baynes, Matthew Dellavedova and Joe Ingles have been included in Australia’s 12-man squad for the FIBA World Cup next month in China. Three players were picked in the squad announced Wednesday to make their international debuts, including Jonah Bolden of the Philadelphia 76ers and Xavier Cooks, who played in Germany for Oliver Wurzburg before playing in the NBA Summer League with the Phoenix Suns. Jock Landale, who plays for Lithuanian club Zalgiris Kaunas and the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA Summer League, also will make his debut for the Boomers.
Congratulations to San Antonio Spurs’ Patty Mills and his new bride Alyssa Mills as the couple recently tied the knot. A photo recently surfaced from the reception and on hand for the special day were Mills’ former Spurs teammates Tim Duncan and Boris Diaw with his current teammate, Derrick White, on hand to celebrate.
Ben Simmons, Andrew Bogut, Patty Mills and Aron Baynes are among the NBA players picked in an extended Australia squad to prepare for the FIBA World Cup. Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis announced a 17-man squad on Thursday for warmup games the U.S. team and Canada in August. Simmons, who missed Australia’s run to the semifinals at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, confirmed his availability for the World Cup after his Philadelphia 76ers were knocked out of the Eastern Conference semifinals last week on Kawhi Leonard’s Game 7-ending buzzer-beater for Toronto.
He’ll be joined by a host of fellow NBA players — Joe Ingles, Patty Mills, Matthew Dellavedova, Aron Baynes, Jonah Bolden, Andrew Bogut, Deng Adel, and Mitch Creek — as well as Australians who’ve excelled in Europe or the NBL.
Spurs guard Patty Mills, who has been a mentor to Forbes, said the love that flows from Sue to her son and grandsons is evident. “You see her every now and then, and she has the biggest smile on her face,” Mills said. “Not a problem in the world is what it seems to say to me when I say hello. She is a very kind-hearted woman. We’ve had her over for barbecues and whatever with the kids. It’s a very unique, special situation I am glad to witness.” On the road, Forbes checks in on his mother and his sons in the locker room before games. After saying goodbye, he returns to his job unworried about what is going on back home. “When I am on the road, I know everything is good,” he said.