Jamal Crawford Wins a Record Third Sixth Man of the Year Award

by April 19, 2016

The NBA confirmed media reports Tuesday morning that Jamal Crawford is the Sixth Man of the Year award winner for a record third time.

The LA Clippers guard earned 51 first-place votes—Andre Iguodala came in second, followed by Enes Kanter.

Crawford, 36, will be an unrestricted free agent this summer.

From the press release:

He becomes the first player to earn the honor three times. The 36-year-old Crawford also breaks his own record, set two years ago, as the oldest winner.


Crawford amassed 51 first-place votes and 341 total points from a panel of 130 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada. The Golden State Warriors’ Andre Iguodala finished second with 288 points (33 first-place votes), and the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Enes Kanter was third with 182 points (19 first-place votes).


Crawford came off the bench in 74 of his 79 appearances and averaged 14.2 points and 2.3 assists in 26.9 minutes in all games, helping the Clippers (53-29) post their fourth straight 50-win season. He recorded 33 games with 15 or more points off the bench, third most in the NBA behind the Denver Nuggets’ Will Barton (38) and the New Orleans Pelicans’ Ryan Anderson (36). As a starter, Crawford scored at least 30 points in four of five games. Crawford also ranked second in the NBA in free throw percentage (90.4).