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NBA: Nets’ Patty Mills declines player option for 2022-23 season

/ 01:23 PM June 30, 2022
Patty Mills #8 and Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets react after a made shot against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on November 22, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio

Patty Mills #8 and Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets react after a made shot against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on November 22, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. Ron Schwane/Getty Images/AFP 

Brooklyn Nets guard Patty Mills declined his $6.2 million player option for next season, ESPN reported on Wednesday.

The move makes Mills a free agent one day before players can begin negotiating deals with clubs.

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The 33-year-old Mills made a career-best 227 3-pointers last season for the Nets. He averaged 11.4 points in 81 games (48 starts).

Mills still could choose to return to Brooklyn.

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The Australian native spent 10 seasons with the San Antonio Spurs prior to last season. He began his NBA career by spending two seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers.

Mills has career averages of 9.2 points, 2.3 assists and 1.7 rebounds in 820 games (105 starts). He has knocked down 1,447 3-pointers at a 38.9 percent clip.

Long known for his character and ability to be a good teammate, Mills won the NBA Sportsmanship Award after last season.

Mills entered the league as a second-round pick in the 2009 draft by Portland after being a college star at Saint Mary’s.

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