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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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NBA championship winner Patty Mills out for seven months with shoulder injury

Chris Dutton A shoulder injury has forced Patrick Mills to withdraw from Australia's World Cup campaign.

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Patty Mills avoids contract hype to focus on NBA celebrations

Patrick Mills celebrates Spurs' NBA championship.

Chris Dutton Patrick Mills is avoiding the hype of multimillion-dollar offers to focus on basking in NBA championship glory.

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Canberran Patrick Mills out to earn his spurs with San Antonio in NBA finals

Chris Dutton Canberra basketball star Patrick Mills has turned a blast from his coach into inspiration for career-best form.

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Canberra's Patty Mills and San Antonio Spurs through to NBA finals against Miami Heat

Tim Duncan gives Patrick Mills a congratulatory pat on the head on Sunday.

Chris Dutton Canberra's Patrick Mills says San Antonio wants to get rid of the "bad taste" from last year's NBA finals defeat.

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Mills says San Antonio Spurs were desperate from outset to erase championship pain

Patrick Mills battles with Steven Adams in game six on Sunday.

Chris Dutton Canberra's Patrick Mills says the San Antonio Spurs are desperate to erase the pain of last year's NBA Finals defeat.

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Patty Mills ready for bigger things after helping Spurs to NBA championship, says Shane Heal

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Chris Dutton Patrick Mills helped deliver the NBA championship to the San Antonio Spurs on Monday and Australian basketball great Shane Heal believes the speedy point guard has "earned the right to test the...

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Patty Mills helps San Antonio Spurs win NBA Finals over Miami Heat

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Chris Dutton Canberra's Patrick Mills has etched his name in Australian sporting history after helping guide the San Antonio Spurs to an NBA championship.

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

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

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

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Patty Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs calls a play during the second half against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on November 10, 2013 in New York City. The Spurs defeat the Knicks 120-89. 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.   Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

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

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Olympics spurs on Mills in NBA mission

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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Mills ready to finalise NBA future

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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.