UPDATE: It was confirmed that JR Smith is, indeed, the winner of this season’s Sixth Man Award. Here’s the press release: “Smith received 484 of a possible 1,084 points, including 72 first-place votes, from a panel of 121 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada. Jamal Crawford of the Los Angeles Clippers finished second with 352 points (31 first-place votes). Jarrett Jack of the Golden State Warriors finished third with 170 points (14 first-place votes).”

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According to the AP, New York Knicks guard JR Smith has won the 6th man award. Mr. Swish will be presented with the award later on today: “The Knicks have called an afternoon news conference at which Smith will be given the award, the person says on condition of anonymity because no announcement has been made. The eighth-year guard has averaged 18.1 points in 80 games, all off the bench. He had 29 games in which he scored 20 points as a reserve, tying him with the Clippers’ Jamal Crawford for the NBA lead. Smith helped the Knicks win the Atlantic Division title for the first time since 1994. New York is the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference and leads the Boston Celtics 1-0 in their first-round playoff series.”