Jordan Clarkson Outlasts Jazz Teammate to win NBA’s Sixth Man Award

The NBA continued the award-winning season by naming Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson with the 2020-21 Kia NBA Sixth Man Award for the 2020-21 season. It is the first Sixth Man honor for Clarkson and the first award winner for the Utah Jazz franchise.

The Jazz had the honor of having two bench players to finish first and second in the balloting. Fellow Jazz teammate, Joe Ingles finished second. He surprised Clarkson by presenting the award on TNT.

Clarkson collected 65 first-place votes for 407 total points. Ingles finished 34 first-place votes and 272 points. This the first time in NBA history that teammates finished with the top two spots for the award.Ā  New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose finished third with 77 points.