Brooklyn Nets reserve guard Patty Mills has been named a finalist for the 2021-22 NBA Sportsmanship Award, which honors the player who best embodies the ideals of sportsmanship on the court.
Mills will compete for the award along with the Cavaliers’ Darius Garland, the Heat’s Bam Adebayo, the Nuggets’ Jeff Green, the Grizzlies’ Jaren Jackson Jr and the Suns’ Mikal Bridges.
— NBA (@NBA) March 30, 2022
Each NBA team nominates one of its players for the award.
From the list of 30 nominated teams, a panel of league executives selects one finalist from each of the six divisions.
In Mills’ case, he’s the Atlantic Division finalist.
Current NBA players select the winner from a shortlist of six finalists, with nearly 350 players submitting their votes through confidential ballots 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.
Jrue Holiday of the Milwaukee Bucks was named the 2020-21 winner of the NBA Sportsmanship Award.
Patty Mills is in her first full season with the Nets.
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