Patty Mills to play in Australia

Updated: August 29, 2011, 12:35 AM ET
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Portland Trail Blazers point guard Patty Mills has signed a contract to play for the Melbourne Tigers in Australia's National Basketball League during the NBA lockout.

Basketball Australia chief executive Larry Sengstock said in a statement Monday that Mills had turned down more lucrative offers from European teams to play in Australia.

The Tigers said on the team's website that Mills' contract includes an "NBA out" clause which allows him to return to the ...

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