Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 8/13/12
In a tournament that featured the NBA scoring champ, the NBA MVP and some of the best international talent in the world, would you believe one of the San Antonio Spurs’ bench players averaged the most points per game at this year’s Olympics? Patty Mills scored 21.2 points per game, putting him almost two whole PPG ahead of Kevin Durant, who came in second with 19.5 PPG. Manu Ginobili came in third with 19.4 and Tony Parker was tenth with 15.7 PPG. So Mills is now the new starting point guard for the Spurs, right? Well, probably not. I don’t want to discredit his accomplishment, but part of the discrepancy in scoring averages can be attributed to the fact that these players play for very different teams. Mills was the best offensive option for Australia by quite a large margin. While Ginobili and Parker are probably the best players for Argentina and France respectively, the teams have a few other offensive weapons to go to. You can look at that another way though. If Mills was...
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