Tonight, Patty Mills and the Boomers will be taking on the French National Basketball team, which entirely consists of NBA-caliber players such as Joakim Noah, Tony Parker, Nic Batum, Ronny Turiaf, Boris Diaw and many more. With Patty Mills being one of Australia's best players (thus getting a huge amount of minutes), we will finally see what Patty Mills has to offer--his 'true potential'.
I for one can't wait to see Patty Mills battle it out with Tony Parker, who is widely considered one of the NBA's best point guards and is a former 'Finals MVP'. So far, Mill's international individual record has been very consistent over the last few years, as evidenced by his outstanding performance at the Beijing Olympics (For all those who didn't watch the Beijing Olympics, watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5zfDNT4A8Y). This is Patty's one chance to once again prove that he is worthy enough to play in the NBA and will likely affect his chances of being signed in the next season.
My predicted stats for each individual players:
Patty Mills: 23 points, 2 rebounds, 6 assists.
Nic Batum: 11 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block.
Tony Parker: 19 points, 3 rebounds, 7 assists.
Predicted Outcome: France wins by 7 points.
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