Last night, Patty Mills knocked down his 800th 3-point shot coming off the bench.
Good on ya, @Patty_Mills! pic.twitter.com/ZFoxVmashI— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) December 29, 2019
Patty Mills has now hit 800 three-pointers off the bench for the Spurs - 1 of 3 players in NBA history to do that for one team.— Jordan Howenstine (@AirlessJordan) December 29, 2019
After hitting his 801st, he passed Dell Curry and is now the second highest three-point bench shooter for one team, behind fellow Spurs guard Manu Ginobili.
With this three, @Patty_Mills moved into second all-time (801) for three-pointers off the bench with one team! #GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/NHxZz1ZLAo— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) December 29, 2019
The Top 2 three-point shooters off the bench in NBA history for one franchise are both Spurs.— Jordan Howenstine (@AirlessJordan) December 29, 2019
Most threes as a reserve for 1 team:
1. Manu Ginobili - 929 (Spurs)
2. Patty Mills - 801 (Spurs)
3. Dell Curry - 800 (Hornets)
Mills joined the San Antonio Spurs in 2012 and won a title with the Spurs alongside Manu in 2014. He’s currently the longest tenured player on the team and the only remaining player from that championship squad (sans the return of Marco Belinelli).
In our previous day’s Open Thread, brunostrange commented “Until this year I probably wouldn’t have been in the camp that would support retiring Mills’s number, but I’ve come around on that.”
The argument can be feasibly made he could be the next great Spurs legend having earned the respect of his team, the fans, and the city.
Good on ya, Patty!
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