Turkish team decides to take Patty Mills over Dooling

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Reports had come out that Keyon Dooling — last seen as a guard off the bench for the Milwaukee Bucks — was going to play for Turkish team Anadolu Efes during the lockout.

But it turns out, Anadolu Efes would rather have Patty Mills (last seen as a guard off the Trail Blazers bench). That’s the word from Turkish reporter Ismail Senol on twitter, who said Dooling is now out with the team.

Blazers’ Patrick Mills has decided to take his talents to Turkey, where he will be pairing with Sasha Vujacic in Anadolu Efes.

Mills and Vujacic should be a pretty formidable back court in the Turkish league, where a number of back courts are getting better. Maybe much better.

Why Mills over Dooling? Because Dooling has one more year on his Bucks deal, so any contract in Turkey would need to contain an out clause so he could return to the NBA whenever the lockout is solved. Mills is a free agent (restricted, but still a free agent) so he can and has signed for a full season with no opt-out.