the championship, your role on the team. But you can't play because you have a foot problem that needs surgery.
This scenario happened this week to San Antonio Spurs' reserve guard Patty Mills, who had surgery last Friday to remove an abscess from his foot. The abscess originally started out as an infection on his right foot and developed into a bigger problem between his fourth and fifth toes. The abscess was removed during short out-patient surgery.
Basketball fans in Australia, Mills' home country, were disappointed to see their home star miss such an important moment in his career. Mills is a one of a small handful of Australians playing basketball in the United States, including Kyrie Irving and Andrew Bogut.
Mills is best known for his enthusiastic towel waving and cheerleading from the benches, as he gets little playing time on the courts. Mills played just 31 minutes throughout the playoffs, appearing in the garbage time of two NBA Finals games for a total time of 13:26, during which he scored four points.
Mills holds a $1.1 million player option for next season. During the season he averaged 5.1 points and 1.1 assists in 11.3 minutes over 58 regular season games and 1.3 points and 3.4 minutes during nine postseason games.
Reference: Sports Illustrated
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