Friday, April 9th, 2010 at 10:30 am  |  25 responses

Jamal Crawford Virtually Guaranteed 6th Man Award

The AJC polled fellow media members to see who they’re voting for as the Sixth Man of the Year. J-Creezy appears to have locked up the award, deservedly: “NBA media have started voting for some of the league’s annual awards, and it looks as if Hawks guard Jamal Crawford is a shoo-in to win the Sixth Man Award. A preliminary poll of NBA beat writers shows Crawford as the clear favorite for the honor. That’s no surprise since Crawford leads the league in scoring among players who haven’t started a game and has been endorsed for the award by star players such as Kobe Bryant and Paul Pierce. Hawks coach Mike Woodson thinks the team should have a second award candidate in forward Josh Smith, who appeared to be lagging behind in the polling for the Defensive Player Award. ‘He’s had a really good year for us defensively, rebounding, taking charges, blocking shots — all of that,’ Woodson said.”

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  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    MVP – James
    DPOY – Howard
    6th Man – Crawford
    ROY – Evans
    MIP – Brooks/Bogut – tie. Personally, I’m taking Brooks, since Bogut has shown this potential in flashes last year and ’08. His D has improved exponentially though.

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    Agree with the above list except DPOY. Gerald Wallace should win DPOY. Did a lengthy piece about why he should at my site.

  • Yann Blavec

    Great to see Jamal Crawford win something. Games and an award.

  • twinparadox

    It’s just good to finally see him in the playoffs.

  • vtrobot

    congratulations, jamal. more than deserved. hawks should be tough. good luck to the ATL.

  • Ghost (of Roy Tarpley)

    Zach Randolph – All Star
    Jamal Crawford – 6th Man of the Year
    Damn you Dolan!!!!

  • Nigel

    This is probably the easiest choice of all the awards. Good to see it happen. Jamal Crawford is really talented and he’s never gotten any credit for it beacause of the shitty teams he’s played on.

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  • MIke

    Gerald wallace is a good defender but dwight completely changes entire teams game plan for the paid as well as leads the league in rebounds and blocks this is about as locked up as the MVP rance

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  • Teddy-the-Bear

    He deserves it.

  • http://sevendeu2u.wordpress.com/ Seven Duece

    prolly the easiest vote of the year. i’m wondering who makes the all nba first team as a guard (other than kobe)

  • http://www.another48minutes.com Gerard Himself

    Seven Duece: good question. When I read your post my first reaction was: “Wade”. 5 seconds later I thought: “no, Nash of course”, followed by “Deron Williams”. In other words: I don’t know.

  • Toni Kukoc

    discussion like the one right above me is why SLAM is better then DIME…

  • http://www.yougotdunkedon.com LilKDub503

    Really people? Evans is toiling away on a tomato can team, whose claim to fame is coming back from 34 against the Bulls. BRANDON JENNINGS. He has led his team to the playoffs with 20 more wins. Then again, let’s not forget how Carmelo did the same, but LeBron was awarded ROY. I will be so sad when Evans gets the prize.

  • iLL wiLL

    Well, no sh*t JCreezy is taking the 6th man of the year award. He’s been the only guy in the race all season.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    My first team ALL-NBA

    Second Team

    I honestly don’t know who would move out of the 2nd team to make way for either Durant/Anthony to slide in. Boozer has been an absolute beast (his assists are the most noticeable increase), so has Dirk. And neither is really a centre, so Bogut is in by default really. Nash and Wade are both incredible.

  • http://myspace.com/weezyleezy337 GametimeWeezy

    i agree with Hursty but id switch Williams and Wade at Guard. Slide Durant down to second team n drop Boozer down to third team. Also on the third team would be Billups and Rondo at guard, Bosh and Amar’e n Boozer in front court. Actually id prob slide Bosh or Amar’e up to second team n drop down Bogut but im not sure if they qualify at center.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    @Weezy, fair enough. They (Stat and Bosh) both play spot minutes at the 5, like KG and Boozer do. I don’t think Amar’e had a particularly good season though. His season before the A/S Break was pretty mediocre by his standards. He’s picked it up since then. Statistically speaking anyways.
    Where do you put Joe Johnson and Brandon Roy? (JJ in particular). And Pau Gasol?!
    So many guys have spectacular seasons, and you can’t say “well, team X’s record is 10 games better than team Y”.
    I guess it’s a good arguement/debate to be having though!

  • http://yahoo.com Chi-Town Stand up!

    @GametimeWeezy.. There’s no logical way that u can not have KD on the First Team! No one expected the Thunder 2 have 35 wins let alone damn near 50! I love Melo but the only locks for 1st team should be James, Durant, and Howard! At pg I would probably take D-Will, and the last spot is up for debate.

  • http://myspace.com/weezyleezy337 GametimeWeezy

    Durant WILL get his on All-NBA 1st team…just not this year. Now that u mention it Hursty Pau probably does deserve 3rd team center because of team record…but Bosh would deserve 2nd team cuz he balled his a$$ off…Bogut drops AND STAT drops. Keep 1st n 2nd team inter-changeable as is. 3rd team should probably be Rondo n JOE JOHNSON at guard…good call. Duncan and Boozer at forward, Pao at center. Just dont see enough Brandon Roy out east to really say anything bout him which is sad. He aint Durant i know that much.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Basically, Jamal’s only competition in the Sixth Man race was Carl Landry, who put up a damn good fight until he was traded–and now, as we all know, he starts. Jamal is the man and definitely good enough to start elsewhere but he is the Hawk’s closer, and they would be nowhere near as good as they are now without him.

  • http://www.basketballnonsense.com Melvin

    crawford jacks up shots faster than your eyes..

    but its effective thus far,

  • str8 from samoa

    man finally crawford gets sum luv!!!

  • DDB

    LilKDub503 — all I have to say is 20-5-5. There are plenty of factors that go into the Bucks being a very good team this year. Jennings is one of them. He is not the whole reason.

    ROY is about who the best rookie is and I think everyone in the league knows that the answer is Evans. Steph Curry probably has a more legit argument than Jennings.