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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

Basketball

NBA: Patty Mills has eyes on top prize for San Antonio Spurs

Chris Dutton Patty Mills puts contract negotiations on hold as he targets another championship series.

Basketball

NBA: Patty Mills won't throw in towel on title dream

Patty Mills.

Chris Dutton Canberra's Patrick Mills says he wants to be taken seriously in the NBA and ''not just be someone waving a towel''.

Mills to stay with Spurs for another NBA championship tilt

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08:  Patrick Mills #5 of Australia passes the ball against the United States during the Men's Basketball quaterfinal game on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 8, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Australian basketball star Patrick Mills will play with the San Antonio Spurs in the next NBA season.

Sport

Goodes gives Mills boost in racism fight

Chris Dutton Basketball star Patrick Mills has been inspired by Adam Goodes' stance against racism.

Basketball

Patty on cusp of NBA title dream

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 18:  Patty Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs looks on against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center on December 18, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets defeated the Spurs 112-106. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)  Patty Mills

Chris Dutton A towel-waving army, rock legends and the biggest stage in basketball - Patrick Mills is chasing his NBA championship dream in a world of superstars and megabucks.

Basketball

Mills keen to light spark for Aussie basketball

:  MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 29: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat chases down Patrick Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs during a game at American Airlines Arena on November 29, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Canberra's Patrick Mills wants his NBA journey to motivate indigenous children to chase their dreams.

Basketball

Petrie persistence pays off

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 07: Anthony Petrie of the Boomers drives to the basket against Zhu Fangyu of China during game one of the series between the Australian Boomers and China at the Perth Arena on June 7, 2013 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton It's the breakthrough appearance that could break the ‘‘curse’’ that has dogged Anthony Petrie's basketball career.

Basketball

Spain gives Boomers a touch up

Patty Mills

Chris Dutton The Australian Boomers are fighting to get through to the next stage of the Olympic Games after they suffered a second consecutive defeat last night.

Basketball

Olympics spurs on Mills in NBA mission

Patty Mills

Chris Dutton He missed out on Olympic Games bling but Patrick Mills and the San Antonio Spurs are on a mission to ''achieve greatness'' and believe they have the firepower to win an NBA championship ring.

Basketball

Mills ready to finalise NBA future

Patrick Mills.

Chris Dutton FIRST his NBA future and then the Olympic Games - Patrick Mills wants to finalise where he will play next season in the coming days so he can fully focus on his London mission.

Mills turns down Spurs, chases better offer

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 14: Patrick Mills of the Tigers looks on during the round two NBL match between the Perth Wildcats and the Melbourne Tigers at Challenge Stadium on October 14, 2011 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton, Jon Tuxworth Canberra basketballer Patrick Mills will enter the NBA free agents market after declining a second-year option on his contract with the San Antonio Spurs.

Basketball

Mills re-signs with Spurs

Patrick Mills during training.

Chris Dutton Patrick Mills hopes being free of the burden of an uncertain future will help propel him to a stellar Olympic Games campaign as he leads the Australian Boomers bid for their first medal.

Basketball

Mills settles NBA future with new Spurs deal

Patrick Mills.

By Chris Dutton PATRICK MILLS hopes being free of the burden of an uncertain future will help propel him to a stellar Olympic Games campaign as he leads the Australian Boomers' bid for their first medal.

Basketball

Mills keen to be back on court

Chris Dutton Patrick Mills refuses to let a turbulent three months and his uncertain NBA future ''break'' his love of basketball and derail his preparations for the London Olympics.

Gaze tips Mills to blossom at Spurs

Chris Dutton San Antonio Spurs can provide the perfect opportunity for Patrick Mills to relaunch his NBA career and set him up for a successful Olympic campaign later this year, basketball legend Andrew Gaze says.

Basketball

Mills puts skills on show alongside superstar idols

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 14: Patrick Mills of the Tigers looks on during the round two NBL match between the Perth Wildcats and the Melbourne Tigers at Challenge Stadium on October 14, 2011 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton He's the Canberra kid in a team of superstars, but Patrick Mills trumped almost $50 million worth of talent to prove he belongs next to some of the NBA's greatest players.