AT&T CENTER – Over the summer, former San Antonio Spurs guard Gary Neal departed for Milwaukee, Wisconsin during free agency. With Neal leaving, he took some of his attributes – instant offense off the bench with his jump shooting ability, embracing the opportunity to take big shots – with him.
Left on the Spurs’ bench is another guard in the same mold as Neal - Australian native Patty Mills. Mills too has the ability to bring instant offense off the bench with his quick-fire jump shot and on Wednesday in the Spurs’ preseason win over CSKA Moscow, Mills was responsible for making the game-winning 3-pointer in overtime.
Asked on Sunday, before the Spurs played the Phoenix Suns, if he could step into a "Gary Neal" type role, Mills said he wasn’t looking to follow anyone’s footsteps but instead to stay on track with who he is.no comments