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Report: Jamal Crawford wins Sixth Man of the Year

Apr 30, 2014, 12:03 PM EDT

Jamal Crawford, Andre Iguodala Jamal Crawford, Andre Iguodala

The leading scorer among eligible players typically wins Sixth Man of the Year, and this season is no exception.

Clippers guard Jamal Crawford, who who averaged 18.6 points per game, will take the honor.

Marc Stein of ESPN:

Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe:

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Crawford, who also won in 2010 with the Hawks, joins Kevin McHale, Ricky Pierce and Delef Schrempf as the only two-time Sixth Man of the Year winners.

Crawford’s overall shooting percentage (41.6) is hardly impressive, but that’s buoyed by a high 3-point-attempt rate and a solid 3-point percentage (36.1). If you’re just looking at how many of Crawford’s shots went through the rim, you’re missing a key point: A lot of them were worth three points.

He also proved integral to maintaining the Clippers’ league-best offense. They scored just as much per possession with him on the court as off – no easy task considering he played most of his minutes without Chris Paul.

It could have been a shame the Donald Sterling mess delayed Crawford from receiving the trophy, but the Clippers are guaranteed at least one more home game. So, Crawford will have a chance to celebrate the honor with his fans as long as the NBA doesn’t delay an official announcement. Considering this news leaked, I think Crawford will get that moment.

  1. sumkat - Apr 30, 2014 at 12:15 PM

    Deserved. He had a very solid season, and hit a lot of big shots. There were some other choices out there that I would of had no problem with, and for my money, unless a guy is head and shoulders above everyone else in the running offensively, I usually like a guy with a more all around game. But I can’t complain at all about this selection

    Just curious, but did he sign a multi year deal, or just a 1 year?

    • bougin89 - Apr 30, 2014 at 12:23 PM

      4 years at just over $21 million. He has two years left after this season.

  2. watermelon1 - Apr 30, 2014 at 1:00 PM

    Got to love players who want to win and stay on teams they come off the bench, instead of “needing” the publicity of being a starter.

    And as far as I can remember without doing any research, he’s stayed out of trouble, which is nice.

  3. mat9844 - Apr 30, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    Awesome! I can’t think of anyone more deserving. He’s been so dependable all season for the Clips. Big Congrats, Jamal!!

  4. ufools - Apr 30, 2014 at 8:50 PM

    SHOULD be 2nd in a row.

    Jr….who??

  5. cantonb0und13 - Apr 30, 2014 at 9:17 PM

    Off topic but…

    Why do people continue to love Durant sooooo much??? I don’t understand why everyone has a man crush for Durant… He been awful for TWO STRAIGHT POSTSEASON! He admitted that T. Allen is getting into his head… Really “MVP?” honestly can’t stand Durant. This dude had bunch of talent since day one of his career. Stop making excuses.

  6. apkyletexas - Apr 30, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    I thought the headline said “Joey Crawford wins sixth man of the year”. I was thinking maybe from disrupting Durant’s free throw, the city of Memphis put their weight behind his nomination…

  7. grizzlystrike - Apr 30, 2014 at 11:52 PM

    Guy played 42 games coming off the bench. Not very “sixth man”

    • abchome - May 1, 2014 at 1:21 AM

      6th man is not equal to backup. Able to fill in and produce as a starter when necessary is a 6th man’s job.

  8. 00maltliquor - May 1, 2014 at 2:10 AM

    The ageless wonder

  9. kavika6 - May 1, 2014 at 2:21 AM

    Booooooo! Manu was screwed, but I guess one team can’t win two awards.

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