Eric Woodyard: NBA referee Courtney Kirklandâ€™s #coronavirus results came back negative and doctors cleared him to leave Sacramento, a source confirms. Kirkland had been there since the N.O. game was postponed. He is also cleared to resume all activities with no restrictions.
December 3, 2021 | 4:56 pm EST Update
Kellan Olson: Devin Booker (left hamstring) and Abdel Nader (right knee) are both out again for the Suns tonight against the Warriors.
Mike McGraw: According to injury report, Javonte Green is in health and safety protocols. He played vs Knicks last night. Also, Alex Caruso is questionable for BKN on Sat with hamstring. #Bulls
Patty Mills has capped off an unforgettable year, becoming the first basketballer to win the Don award for his inspirational performance at the Tokyo Olympics. Mills carried the flag and then lifted the Australian Boomers to the nationâ€™s first medal in menâ€™s basketball, scoring 42 points in the bronze medal game in a win over Slovenia. The Don, named after Sir Donald Bradman, is an annual honour from the Sport Australia Hall of Fame selection committee which is given to an athlete or team who inspires the nation and Millsâ€™ efforts in Tokyo certainly met that requirement.
Mills accepted the award from the US where he is continuing to impress with his new NBA club, the Brooklyn Nets who lead the eastern conference with a 15-6 record. â€śI go about my craft as a professional and learn ways to get better, trying to carry myself in a way that I think can inspire others,â€ť Mills said. â€śBeing recognised in this way to me isnâ€™t about who I sit alongside, itâ€™s about how I can inspire others with my journey.â€ť