After a phenomenal season off the bench for the Los Angeles Clippers, Jamal Crawford has won the NBA’s sixth man of the year award.
Though it fell through the cracks due to the Donald Sterling fiasco, Crawford deserves to be recognized for his outstanding season. Crawford averaged 18.6 points per game for the Clippers this season, and although he shot 41.6% from the field, was a major reason why the Clippers offense was the best in the NBA this season.
This is the second time that Crawford has won the NBA’s sixth man of the year award. He also won in 2010 when he was a member of the Atlanta Hawks.
In 2014 Crawford played in 69 games, started 24, and averaged 18.6 points, 3.2 assists, 2.3 rebounds, and 1 steal per contest. Crawford was far and away the Clippers third best option all season and they struggled offensively without him in the lineup.
Crawford beat out Taj Gibson for the award.