According to ESPN, LA Clippers guard Jamal Crawford has won the second Sixth Man Award of his NBA career:
Jamal Crawford averaged 18.6 points per game this season, the highest average among NBA reserves.
Sources said that Crawford was originally scheduled to have received the award at Staples Center on Tuesday night before the Clippers’ Game 5 victory over Golden State Warriors, but the ceremony was pushed back in the wake of the Donald Sterling scandal.
Crawford won this trophy with Atlanta in 2010 and led all sixth men in scoring this season by averaging 18.6 points per game. As a starter in place of either Chris Paul or J.J. Redick for 23 games, Crawford hiked that scoring average to 20.6 points.
Some of Crawford’s top rivals for the award were Chicago’s Taj Gibson, San Antonio’s Manu Ginobili, Phoenix’s Markieff Morris, Oklahoma City’s Reggie Jackson and Dallas’ Vince Carter.
It’s believed that the NBA will resume handing out awards next week after naming it’s Defensive Player of the Year (Chicago’s Joakim Noah), Coach of the Year (San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich) and Most Improved Player (Phoenix’s Goran Dragic) last week.