December 19, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; San Antonio Spurs point guard Patty Mills (8) celebrates after the game against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. The Spurs defeated the Warriors 104-102. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Gregg Popovich on Patty Mills’ limited role last year: ‘He was a little fat ass’


The San Antonio Spurs have been pleasantly surprised by the increased role for point guard Patty Mills this season, which was very welcomed news for the team especially with injuries piling up for Tony Parker throughout the season.

With Mills having a bit of a breakout year, reporters have been asking Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich why Mills didn’t have a larger role last season.

To answer the question, Popovich gave a hilarious and honest response.

“He was a little fat ass. He had too much junk in the trunk. His decision making wasn’t great, and he wasn’t in great shape,” Popovich said, via the San Antonio Express-News.

“He changed his entire body. He came back svelte and cut and understood you have to make better decisions, point-guard type decisions. He did all those things better and he earned it. He’s been real important to us, obviously.”

Mills is averaging 9.8 points a game and nailing 40 percent of his shots from beyond the arch.

Hopefully Mills can stay away from the snacks moving forward.

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