Jamal Crawford Virtually Guaranteed 6th Man Award

by April 09, 2010
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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.”