By Michael De Leon, Project Spurs.com
For a young, up-and-coming point guard in the NBA, aside from gaining your coach and teamates' trust and respect, there's nothing better than getting respect from one of the league's best at your position.
According to the Herald Sun, U.S. guard and perennial NBA all star Chris Paul thinks San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills, who was recently re-signed, will be a key player in the Olympics.
Paul well remembers the fast-footed tango he had with up-and-comer Mills at the 2008 Olympics when the then-college player slotted 20 points and used his speed to grab the attention of NBA scouts in a quarter-final to the Americans.
"Patty wasn't in the NBA in '08 and he did an unbelievable job then and he's an even better player now," Paul said of the Aussie asset at the San Antonio Spurs.
"He's a different player with the national team than he is in the NBA. With the national team, he gets to get loose, get going and be the player that he is."
That's incredible praise from a future Hall-of-Famer, but the praise from Paul and several others, including Bloguin's own Mookie Schiralli and several Trailblazers bloggers and fans probably stacks up higher than Mills' 6-0 frame.
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