ESPN: Clippers’ Jamal Crawford Wins Sixth Man of the Year Award
(NEW YORK) -- For the second time in his career, Los Angeles Clippers' guard Jamal Crawford has won the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year Award.
Crawford last won the award in 2010 while with the Atlanta Hawks. He's the fourth player in NBA history to win the award twice (Detlef Schrempf, Ricky Pierce, and Kevin McHale), and the first player to win the award for two teams.
Now in his fourteenth season, the 34-year-old Crawford has carved out an important role with the Clippers in his second season with the team.
"He's deserving of it," Clippers head coach Doc Rivers said. "I don't think there's a more lethal weapon in the league that you could bring off the bench. The fact that he's done more than that, to me, is why he's won it. He's done this in the past couple of years where he's been so good offensively, but I think he won it because voters saw him doing other things for the team -- playing defense, running the team at the point guard position when Chirs Paul was out at times."
This season, Crawford averaged 18.6 points and 3.2 assists per game.
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