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Pounding The Rock Aug 11, 2020
Open Thread: Happy birthday, Patty Mills

Open Thread: Happy birthday, Patty Mills

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Everyone’s favorite Torres Strait superstar turns 32 today. There is no secret that Patty Mills has interests beyond basketball. His vision is global and his impact is growing. Recently, Patty spoke about his personal confrontations with systemic racism. He has donated the remainder of his 2019-2020 salary — over $1M — to Black Lives Matter causes. He spent his honeymoon launching the Community Water Project. Mills returned home to support citizens of Walgett during a drought. He created a Mother’s Day coffee club to support local businesses in...
Pounding The Rock Aug 6, 2020
Keldon Johnson has been a Restart revelation for the Spurs

Keldon Johnson has been a Restart revelation for the Spurs

Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/ Making the most of opportunity and his team’s new focus on development, the rookie wing has earned a role and consideration as a 2019 draft steal. A Patty Mills soundbyte following the Spurs’ loss to the Nuggets on Wednesday echoed the team’s party line in Orlando. Even if the result was a step in the wrong direction in their attempt to make the postseason, the quote serves as a candid reminder of the organization’s shift in perspective: “This whole approach is all about them. It’s for them to be able to play meaningful games, develop the way that...
Pounding The Rock Aug 3, 2020
Why the Spurs’ starting unit is suddenly dangerous

Why the Spurs’ starting unit is suddenly dangerous

Photo by David Dow/NBAE via The courts in Orlando aren’t actually any bigger than regulation, though if you’ve been paying attention to the Spurs’ offense with their starters on the floor these last two games you’d be forgiven for harboring that suspicion. There is space, that glorious enabler of the beautiful game, all but begging to be filled with drives and cuts. Only a handful of months ago, that space was solely the province of a reserve unit that boasted a pair of marksmen with 2014 championship pedigrees in Marco Belinelli and Patty Mills. But the current unit (anchored...
Pounding The Rock Aug 3, 2020
Open Thread: Patty Mills cracks into the NBA’s top 100 3-points shooters of all time

Open Thread: Patty Mills cracks into the NBA’s top 100 3-points shooters of all time

Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/ The Aussie’s first minutes in Orlando propelled his legacy Patty Mills did not play in the three scrimmage games. He did not play in the Spurs first official game in Orlando. But in yesterday’s division match-up against the Memphis Grizzlies, Patty took another step in his basketball legacy. First bubble bucket for @Patty_Mills!#GoSpursGo | #WholeNewGame pic.twitter.com/8gneUmq1W0— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) August 2, 2020 This was Patty’s 1054th 3-point shot, tying him for 100th with Terrence Ross. Not to be bumped by Ross in the near future,...
ClutchPoints Aug 2, 2020
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich lauds Patty Mills for social justice work

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich lauds Patty Mills for social justice work

San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills has, unfortunately, been experiencing racism since his days as a young kid in Canberra, Australia. His devotion to advocacy for racial justice is inspiring folks across the NBA community, including his longtime coach, Gregg Popovich. Speaking to the The New York Times’ Marc Stein, Mills recounted a traumatic experience […] The post Spurs coach Gregg Popovich lauds Patty Mills for social justice work appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Jul 30, 2020
Spurs’ Patty Mills launches indigenous basketball league in Australia

Spurs’ Patty Mills launches indigenous basketball league in Australia

San Antonio Spurs veteran guard Patty Mills has always been about equality and standing up for good. After recently being part of an athlete-led ‘We Got You’ campaign to combat racism and discrimination in Australian sports, the 31 year old Canberra native now launches his own local basketball league in his home country called Indigenous […] The post Spurs’ Patty Mills launches indigenous basketball league in Australia appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Inquisitr Jul 17, 2020
NBA Rumors: Spurs Could Acquire Tobias Harris For Patty Mills, Rudy Gay & Derrick White, Per ‘Bleacher Report’

NBA Rumors: Spurs Could Acquire Tobias Harris For Patty Mills, Rudy Gay & Derrick White, Per ‘Bleacher Report’

Despite unending calls for them to undergo a full-scale rebuild, the San Antonio Spurs still haven’t given any strong indication that they would be finally taking a different route after the 2019-20 NBA season. However, if they want to prevent themselves from suffering another mediocre season next year, the Spurs should strongly consider making major upgrades on their roster this fall. Though there is only a limited option for them in the 2020 NBA free agency, the Spurs would be having plenty of choices on the trade market in the upcoming offseason. According to Grant Hughes of Bleacher...

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