Lots of offseason turnover, but still another playoff appearance for the Spurs
September 13, 2019, 12:42 pmPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills was the star for Australia, scoring 34 points and hitting four triples against Spain, but Australia fell in double overtime 95-88.
Mills did as much as he could but he just didn't get enough help from his supporting cast. Joe Ingles couldn't find the basket and only had four points (to go along with 10 rebounds and seven assists). With that off night of shooting from Ingles, the Aussies needed someone like Matthew Dellavedova (six points) or Aron Baynes (six points) to step up.
September 11, 2019, 10:46 amPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills scored 24 points on 9-of-15 shooting, while adding four rebounds and six assists, as Australia beat Czech Republic 82-70 on Wednesday.
Mills once again proved to be the catalyst for the Boomers who are now set to play Spain in the tournament’s semifinal. Andrew Bogut had 10 points and Joe Ingles added six points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals in an easy win.
September 9, 2019, 12:14 pmPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills kept on rolling in Monday's 100-98 win over France, scoring 30 points on 10-of-18 from the field with three assists and three 3-pointers.
This was one of the best games of the tournament so far with two of the top contenders going toe-to-toe for seeding. The Boomers prevailed and will now face Czech Republic in their next game, with France drawing the USA. Mills is adding to an outstanding FIBA resume with each game but is going to be squeezed for minutes in San Antonio this season. Joe Ingles jingled his way to 23 points, three 3-pointers and a steal.
September 7, 2019, 7:22 amPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills scored 19 points with nine assists, two steals and two triples as Australia remained undefeated in an 82-76 win over Dominican Republic.
Mills continues to deliver along with Joe Ingles and Andrew Bogut. Ingles only scored two points while providing elsewhere with seven rebounds, three assists and three steals while Bogut had eight points, eight rebounds and six assists in only 17 minutes. Matthew Dellavedova scored six with seven assists in 27 minutes and Aron Baynes 10 points, five rebounds and two assists in 16. Australia will have a tough matchup against France on Monday.
September 5, 2019, 1:11 pmPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills led the way with 23 points and three treys on 8-of-16 shooting against Lithuania on Thursday.
Mills has been excellent this World Cup as he continues to get buckets whenever the team needs one. Australia takes on the Czech Republic on Saturday.
September 3, 2019, 9:04 amPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills scored 22 points on 8-of-16 shooting on Tuesday, as Australia beat Senegal 81-68.
Mills has been tremendous for the Boomers in this World Cup taking over every time his team needed help scoring. He remains a solid late-round fantasy option in what seems to be a deep Spurs backcourt this upcoming season.
August 24, 2019, 8:39 amPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills went off in the fourth quarter and finished with 30 points as Australia beat USA 98-94.
Although it was only an exhibition, it was still a huge moment for Mills and the Australian team in front of a huge crowd as they handed the US team their first loss since 2006. Mills was serenaded with MVP chants as Joe Ingles also played well with 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting with four rebounds and seven assists while Andrew Bogut came off the bench for 16 points, nine rebounds and four assists in 20 minutes, shooting 7-of-8 from the field.
August 22, 2019, 11:58 amPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills put up 19 points, three assists, two steals, a block and three 3-pointers in Thursday's international exhibition between Team Australia and Team USA.
The Boomers figure to be one of the chief threats to the Americans in the World Cup and put forth a competitive effort in today's exhibition. Mills has typically been a steady, late-round fantasy option for deep-league play but that may change this season as the Spurs will need to mix in both Derrick White and Dejounte Murray in the backcourt. Chris Goulding tied for the team lead in points, also scoring 19 while hitting four 3-pointers in 22 minutes off the bench.
August 16, 2019, 9:31 pmPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills scored 20 points along with three rebounds, four assists and four treys in 24 minutes in Australia's 70-90 loss to Canada in Friday's World Cup exhibition game.
Mills lead Australia in scoring in their first World Cup exhibition game. With Dejounte Murray returning this coming season from injury and Derrick White's rise, Mills is only a deep-league player at best in 2019-20. Fellow countryman Joe Ingles scored 11 points, six rebounds, two assists and a steal.
April 10, 2019, 11:07 pmPatty MillsG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills put up four points, three rebounds, five assists and one turnover on 1-of-5 shooting in 19 minutes in a 105-94 win over the Mavs on Wednesday.
Mills went 0-of-2 from behind the arc tonight and didn't really finish the season off on a high note. Mills had a pretty good overall season, shooting 39.6 percent from the 3-point line which is better than the 37.2 percent he shot last season. He only started in one game this season and barely finished inside the top-200 in both 8 and 9-cat leagues. Mills shouldn't be looked at as anything other than a deep-league shooting specialist going into next season.
March 21, 2019, 12:08 amPatty MillsG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills went off on Wednesday for 17 points and six assists on 6-of-13 shooting and 5-of-9 shooting from deep in a loss to the Heat.
He is a deep-league shooting specialist, but he will have random good performances like this one so he can be enticing to own in deeper leagues. However, you should not rush to pick him up as he still only holds appeal as a shooter.
March 10, 2019, 10:34 pmPatty MillsG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills played well vs. the Bucks to close out the week on Sunday and delivered 16 points (four 3s) on 5-of-10 shooting with two rebounds and four dimes.
Bryn Forbes was off his game tonight with 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting with six rebounds and two triples. Mills has been hit or miss lately, so he's more suited as either a streamer for threes and some dimes or a hold in very deep leagues.
March 1, 2019, 6:08 pmBryn ForbesG, San Antonio Spurs
Bryn Forbes (right calf contusion) is questionable to play on Saturday vs. the Thunder.
Forbes was forced to leave Wednesday’s game with the calf bruise and if he can’t go, Patty Mills will pick up the slack.
February 22, 2019, 10:04 pmDerrick WhiteG, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White scored seven points to go with four rebounds, three assists and a steal in 20 minutes during Friday’s road loss to the Raptors.
This was White’s first game back after missing five contests to right heel soreness. He’ll be on a minutes restriction as he gets back into game shape but should be owned in most formats. Patty Mills added 15 points, a trey and four assists in 28 minutes.