PATTY MILLS RECALLED FROM IDAHO STAMPEDE

PORTLAND, Ore., January 23, 2010–The Portland Trail Blazers recalled guard Patty Mills from the NBA Development League’s Idaho Stampede, it was announced today by General Manager Kevin Pritchard.

In five games during two stints with the Stampede, Mills posted averages of 25.6 points (21-42 3-PT), 5.4 assists and 1.60 steals in 35.2 minutes.

Mills has appeared in one game for the Trail Blazers, recording two assists in five minutes Jan. 4 at the L.A. Clippers.

Selected by the Trail Blazers with the 55th overall pick in the second round of the 2009 NBA Draft, Mills will join the Trail Blazers and is expected to be active for today’s game at Detroit.

The Idaho Stampede will play the Albuquerque Thunderbirds tonight in Albuquerque. Tipoff at 7:00 pm MST.