Recruited by the Brooklyn Nets this summer, point guard Patty Mills was totally won over by a discussion with Kevin Durant.
The Brooklyn Nets have done a great job with the arrival of Patty Mills. Free agent on this offseason, the leader found himself in the sights of all the top names in the NBA. It was said in particular in the little papers of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors.
But the Australian has therefore finally opted for the Nets. With the Brooklyn workforce, one can easily understand the choice of the former San Antonio Spurs. During his presentation, the 33-year-old insisted on the role played by Kevin Durant in his decision. Patty Mills said:
“It’s exciting for me to know that there is a different opportunity to see how I can fit in. The conversation I had with Kevin was so pure and so genuine. I felt like that. was a real basketball lover, we discussed details about the game.
Then I enjoyed seeing that there was an opportunity for me to be who I am, as I am with the national team. Of course, at the Olympics it’s different because I have a role, a leadership and a position within Australia.
After this good Olympic campaign in Tokyo, I hope to take advantage of this momentum and bring to Brooklyn. I look forward to it.”
In a role off the bench behind the Durant trio, Kyrie Irving and James Harden, the veteran will have responsibilities. And with some freedoms, the Canberra native can make big differences. As with Australia.