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Senol: Blazers G Patty Mills To Anadolu Efes Of Turkey?

Update (Thursday): Jason Bennett, an ESPN Australia reporter, reports that Mills "hasn't signed." Mark Hides, an ABC affiliate reporter in Australia, also reports that "the agent of Patrick Mills has dismissed reports the point guard has signed to play in Turkey during the NBA lock-out." Further updates as they become available. Original Post (Wednesday): Ismail Senol, the NTV SPOR reporter in Turkey who broke the Deron Williams to Besiktas story earlier this summer, reports that Portland Trail Blazers guard Patty Mills is heading to Turkey... ------------------------ Blazers' Patrick Mills has decided to take his talents to Turkey, where he will be pairing with Sasha Vujacic in Anadolu Efes. ------------------------ Sportando.net reports that Mills agreed to a one-year deal. The Blazers tendered Mills a qualifying offer earlier this summer, which gives them the right to match other NBA offers. Mills, who will turn 23 next week, averaged 5.5 points, 1.7 assists and 4.2 three goggles in 12.2 minutes in the 64 games he played last season, his second year in Portland. The Blazers have three other point guards -- starter Raymond Felton, 2011 first round pick Nolan Smith and 2010 second round pick Armon Johnson -- under contract for next season. Earlier this week, Blazers forward Nicolas Batum agreed to a one-year deal (with an NBA opt-out) to play for French club Nancy during the ongoing lockout. -- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter
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