Trail Blazers re-assign Patrick Mills to D-League

Trail Blazers re-assign Patrick Mills to D-League

Portland Trail Blazers guard Patrick Mills was re-assigned to the Idaho Stampede, Portland’s NBA D-League affiliate, it was announced today.  Mills’ assignment is the 12th to an NBA D-League affiliate this season.

During his first assignment to the Stampede earlier this month, Mills appeared in two games, averaging 30.0 points, shooting 21-of-37 from the field, to go with 7.5 assists in 34.0 minutes.  He scored a team-high 38 points against the Reno Bighorns on Jan. 1.

Originally selected by Portland with the 55th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, Mills has appeared in one game for the Trail Blazers this season, recording two assists in five minutes on Jan. 4 at the Los Angeles Clippers.

A two-year contributor at St. Mary’s (Calif.), Mills twice earned First Team All-West Coast Conference.  Named West Coast Conference Newcomer of the Year as a freshman, Mills was also selected to the Naismith Trophy Award Mid-Season Top-30 list during his sophomore season.

Mills averaged a team-high 14.2 points to go with 2.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.7 steals in 23 minutes for his native Australia at the Beijing Olympics becoming the youngest player in Australian history to compete in the Olympic Games in basketball.

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2 thoughts on “Trail Blazers re-assign Patrick Mills to D-League”

  1. Patty you should have stayed at St Mary’s for one more year, you would have taken them to the NCAA’s and would have even probably been in the All-American talk. Plus last years draft was so heavy with PG’s you never stood a chance, this year there’s only John Wall and then daylight at the PG position. You would have almost certainly been a lottery pick!!
    Anyways I hope you get your health all sorted and get back to the NBA, Australia needs you to be at the top for us to do some serious damage at the next World Champs!!!!
    Good luck, all of Australia is behind you!!

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