Here's the money quotes: ''This is amazing, it's such a good feeling,'' Mills said. ''It feels like I finally got the gorilla off my back. ''It was a massive gorilla and there were times when I thought I wasn't going to make it, but finally I've got rid of it and now I just want to be part of the team.'' Basketball Australia's Bill Baxter says although Mills is a talented player, luck was definitely on his side. "He's done the unthinkable, he's gone to the preseason as an untested rookie, he's gotten injured in the first practice session he hasn't been on court since and today the Trail Blazers signed him to a two-year deal for just under a million US dollars," he said.