TRAIL BLAZERS REASSIGN PATTY MILLS TO IDAHO STAMPEDE

BOISE, Idaho, January 13, 2010 –The Portland Trail Blazers reassigned guard Patty Mills to the NBA Development League's Idaho Stampede, it was announced today by General Manager Kevin Pritchard.

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

In two games during his first stint with the Stampede from Jan. 1-3, Mills posted averages of 30.0 points (21-37 FG, 11-15 3-PT) and 7.5 assists in 34.0 minutes off the bench.

“Its great to have Patty back and give the fans in Idaho a chance to see him play,” said Stampede assistant coach Joel Abelson. Not only is he a really good player, he is eager to learn, fit in with his teammates and do whatever we ask to help us win.”

Mills, selected by the Trail Blazers with the 55th overall pick in the second round of the 2009 NBA Draft, will join the Stampede for Friday's game in Boise vs. Reno.