GOOD ON YOU PATTY
Patty Mills has finally seen some solid playing time for the Portland Trailblazers after sitting the pine for two seasons. The boy from Oz registered 29 minutes against Steve Nash and the Phoenix Suns yesterday.
During his 29 minutes Mills went 4-9 from the field, grabbed three rebounds and threw out seven assists. His nine points helped the Blazers get over the line against a Suns team who just didn't want to go away. One of his assists registered as the assist of the night on www.nba.com. Check it out below. Couldn't find a link for the actual video but it is in this library.
I was starting to worry about whether Patty was going to see any court time again this season. I was watching one of his games on ONEHD when he walked in front of the camera and waved like some school kid who won the prize to suit up and sit on the bench with the team. It was quite embarrassing and I really can't see him doing that again, now that he is in the rotation.
Andre Miller will come back into the lineup and Mill's minutes may deteriorate but I think he has shown to Nate McMillan that he can play at this level. He is good on the defensive end and will give opposition back up point guards fits. It should be interesting to see what Nate does with him now. Australian fans can only hope that backup point guard Armon Johnson sucks it up so Patty can get a run.
I'm also hoping this because I'm sick and tired of watching the Lakers, Heat, Magic and the Celtics on the TV. No more Milwaukee action either, they're terrible to watch and their games are down right boring.
Well done Patty for sticking it out. Lets hope that a few scouts watched some of your highlights, maybe a bigger contract could be coming your way.