Brooklyn Nets reserve guard Patty Mills has been named a finalist for the 2021-22 NBA Sportsmanship Award, which honors the player who best represents the ideals of sportsmanship on the court.
Mills will be in contention for the award alongside the Cavaliers’ Darius Garland, the Heat’s Bam Adebayo, the Nuggets’ Jeff Green, the Grizzlies’ Jaren Jackson Jr, and the Suns’ Mikal Bridges.
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Each NBA team nominates one of its players for the award.
From the list of 30 team nominees, a panel of league executives picks one finalist from each of the six divisions.
In Mills’ case, he’s the Atlantic Division finalist.
Current NBA players select the winner from the list of six finalists, with nearly 350 players submitting their votes through confidential balloting conducted by the league office.
If Mills were to win, he would be the first Nets player to win the award since it began in the 1995-96 season.
The Milwaukee Bucks’ Jrue Holiday was named the 2020-21 winner of the NBA’s Sportsmanship Award.
Patty Mills is in his first full season with the Nets.