Taylor Eldridge: Last two NBA Draft workouts before Wichita State’s Tyson Etienne has to make the final decision of turning pro or returning to college. Etienne will work out for the Raptors today and the Suns tomorrow, then announce on Wednesday.
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 nation’s first medal in men’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 Mills’ 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. “I 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,” Mills said. “Being recognised in this way to me isn’t about who I sit alongside, it’s about how I can inspire others with my journey.”