Nets' Patty Mills named finalist for 2021-22 NBA Sportsmanship Award

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(BROOKLYN, N.Y.) Brooklyn Nets guard Patty Mills has been named a finalist for the 2021-22 NBA Sportsmanship Award in his first season with the team.

Mills is one of six players in the league to be named finalists for the award, which honors a player who best represents the ideals of sportsmanship on the court each year. After each NBA team nominates a player from its team, a panel of league executives selects one player from each of the league's six divisions.

The other finalists are Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat), Mikal Bridges (Phoenix Suns), Darius Garland (Cleveland Cavaliers), Jeff Green (Denver Nuggets) and Jaren Jackson Jr. (Memphis Grizzlies).

The winner will be chosen by current NBA players. Since the NBA first introduced the award in 1995, a Nets player has never won it.

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