Let’s take a step away from NBA Playoff coverage and recognize Jamal Crawford. One of the keys to the Clippers’ success this season, Crawford will be named as the 2013-14 NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year, according to Marc Stein of ESPN. This will be the second time Crawford has taken home the honor.
Competitors for the award included Taj Gibson, Manu Ginobili and Reggie Jackson, among others. Crawford, 34, averaged 18.6 points on 41.6 percent shooting, recording 3.2 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 69 games this season. He helped Los Angeles reach the Western Conference’s three-seed with an impressive record of 57-25.
As Stein notes, the NBA is delaying handing out the hardware due to the Donald Sterling controversy, therefore delaying the Crawford award ceremony.
More details to come…