San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills is not a very well-known player. He has played sparingly during his NBA career and has averaged just over 15 minutes per game since joining the Spurs in 2011. Last season, Mills played 11.3 minutes per game — the lowest of his career since his rookie season.
Mills has played a bit more this year, so what changed over the course of an offseason? Take it away, Gregg Popovich.
Pop, as always, succinct when asked why Patty Mills didn't play more last year: "He was a little fat ass."
— Dan McCarney (@danmccarneysaen) March 26, 2014
Apparently losing a few pounds has done Mills a lot of good, because he has become an important role player for the Spurs. He has appeared in all 70 games and is averaging 9.8 points per game. No longer being a fat ass has done wonderful things for Patty’s young career.
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