Boomers hero Mills signs with NBA superteam

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Boomers leader Patty Mills has signed with NBA superteam the Brooklyn Nets, ending his agelong tally with the San Antonio Spurs.

Mills has signed a two-year, $US12 cardinal ($16m) woody with the Nets, according to aggregate US outlets.

He volition articulation a squad featuring megastars Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving. Remarkably, erstwhile Australia look USA successful the semi-finals astatine the Tokyo Olympics, Mills volition officially beryllium a caller NBA teammate of Durant's; and nary longer a subordinate of US manager Gregg Popovich's Spurs.

Patty Mills #5 of Team Australia. (Getty)

Mills volition capable the relation that saw him go a instrumentality favourite and title subordinate successful San Antonio: a livewire back-up defender and three-point threat.

Mills, 32, was a valued plus successful escaped agency, with the Los Angeles Lakers among the different teams chasing his signature. He averaged 10.8 points per crippled and changeable 37.5 per cent from the three-point enactment past season.

Brooklyn intelligibly valued his services due to the fact that it was a costly move, from a luxury taxation constituent of view.

Mills volition present person the accidental to unrecorded successful New York and the Nets volition beryllium intent connected making a rubric tally adjacent season, having mislaid 4-3 to eventual champions the Milwaukee Bucks successful past season's Eastern Conference semi-finals.

Nets GM Sean Marks is good known to Mills, having been his teammate successful Portland. He was besides an adjunct manager erstwhile San Antonio won their 2014 championship.

Mills scored 18 points arsenic Australia thrashed Argentina 97-59 successful the Olympic quarter-finals, to gain a ace astatine the USA.

Meanwhile, NBA escaped bureau roared ahead. The Spurs besides parted ways with DeMar DeRozan, who signed with Chicago, portion Carmelo Anthony and Malik Monk joined the Lakers; and LA mislaid centre Andre Drummond to the 76ers.

Steph Curry agreed to a four-year, $US215 cardinal ($291m) declaration hold with the Golden State Warriors.

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