Jamal Crawford named Sixth Man of the Year

Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford has been named NBA Sixth Man of the Year for the third time in his career, according to ESPN.

Crawford, 36, appeared in 79 games this season and started just five of them, averaging 14.2 points per game while shooting 40 percent from the field and 34 percent of his three-point attempts. The former Michigan Wolverine also ranked second in the NBA in making 90.4 percent of his free throws.

Crawford previously won Sixth Man of the Year for the 2013-14 season, also with the Clippers, and for the 2009-10 season when he played for the Atlanta Hawks. His win this year makes him the oldest to win the award and the first to win it three times. Three others in Detlef Schrempf, Ricky Pierce and Kevin McHale have won the award twice.

And Crawford had some serious competition for Sixth Man of the Year this season, but still had 51 first place votes (341 points) while Golden State Warriors wing Andre Iguodala had 288 points and Oklahoma City Thunder big man Enes Kanter had 182.

Needless to say, with the Clippers back in the postseason and currently up 1-0 on the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round of the NBA playoffs, Jamal Crawford could be far from finished.

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