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Anonymous
Earlier this month

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Patty Mills should walk from the Spurs

I know Pop has his system for Patty where he wants him to always be bench but Dejounte Murray starting ahead of Patty? I don't get it. A rookie averaging 3pts and 1ast is your starter?

Patty is in his prime, he needs to be getting more time.

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snooch
Earlier this month
12:26 6 May 17

Reply #635058

re: Patty Mills should walk

Doesn't really matter who starts really. Patty will probably end up playing more minutes overall.

This makes the case pretty well

http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/spurs-rockets-with-tony-parker-out-rookie-dejounte-murray-could-be-an-x-factor/


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KET
Earlier this month
15:36 6 May 17

Reply #635076

re: Patty Mills should walk

You don't understand the Spurs. He's not disrespecting or underutilising Patty.

Ginobili started on the bench most of his career for the spurs. Patty is the spark off the bench, murrary might start with parker injured but if parker wasnt injured he wouldn't get much time. Patty would still get his minutes (and more than Murray)


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Duke Fan
Earlier this month
16:02 6 May 17

Reply #635078

re: Patty Mills should walk

Patty was on the floor in crunch time. That's all that matters


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
16:08 6 May 17

Reply #635080

re: Patty Mills should walk

Patty loves the dribble down and pull-up three, doesn't he? It's like a money shot for him.


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
16:11 6 May 17

Reply #635081

re: Patty Mills should walk

How different are the Spurs going to look next year...

Parker, Ginobli, gasol possinly all gone.


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Zodiac
Earlier this month
17:58 6 May 17

Reply #635086

re: Patty Mills should walk

Parker, Ginobli, gasol possinly all gone.


I doubt it, Parker is under contract for next season for $15.4 million and said before this season he wants to play another five years and Gasol has a player option for next season for $16.2 million.

Ginobili will be a free-agent though.


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Dave
Earlier this month
18:03 6 May 17

Reply #635087

re: Patty Mills should walk

This is what papal ways does with injuries. He prefers as many players to stay in their usual roles as possible rather. Rather than disrupt multiple players someone deeper on the bench will generally start.


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Earlier this month
11:47 7 May 17

Reply #635108

re: Patty Mills should walk

Pop always adjusts lineup though. Just not with Patty. Go get that money


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
15:11 7 May 17

Reply #635114

re: Patty Mills should walk

I think every time Patty has been left on the bench during a Parker injury, there's been a good reason. Earlier in his career, it was that he wasn't much of a playmaker and without Kawhi having developed that side of his game, the starters needed someone who could create more than Patty. He benefited from playing next to Manu in Spurs bench lineups.

Now he has improved, the Spurs have less point guard depth, Kawhi is a capable playmaker in the starting unit, and Manu is, well, old. So the starters can carry Murray, whereas the bench could not.

I actually think Patty has filled either the role that suits him best or that the team most needs, in both situations.


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AKA
Earlier this month
11:04 8 May 17

Reply #635191

re: Patty Mills should walk

Pop loves the energy Patty brings off the bench. Just because he doesn't start isn't an indication of his perceived value to the team by Pop. He had 30 minutes and played when it mattered.


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Isaac
Earlier this month
12:34 8 May 17

Reply #635218

re: Patty Mills should walk from the Spurs

Pop seems to think that Mills is vital in the second unit. Whether Patty sees the positive in that or likes the idea of running his own show and getting the payday for it is another thing. Two good options for him in the off-season - either choice has value.

I'd like to see him go and run a weaker team otherwise he might forever wonder what may have been. But doubt he'd see anything other than huge value in what he's learned from being at the Spurs and playing their system.

We've seen with the Boomers what he's capable of doing in a bigger role.


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Ricey
Earlier this month
22:21 8 May 17

Reply #635320

re: Patty Mills should walk from the Spurs

He could also go to a weaker team and be a loser who gets more money and similar minutes in starting position. I know what the smart person does... sticks with the winning team for a little less and similar minutes.


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