Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford won the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award on Tuesday, a little bit of a surprise considering the advanced stats available on Crawford’s true impact on his team.
One of the candidates who maybe had a better case than Crawford was Thunder center Enes Kanter, who averaged more than 12 points and eight rebounds per game off the bench for OKC. Kanter had a supporter in his teammate and fellow center Steven Adams, who told media today he hoped Kanter would win the award. When reporters told Adams that Kanter finished third in voting, Adams revealed how Kanter could win the award next year.
Adams asked about Kanter being third in Sixth Man. "I hope he gets it." No, he finished third. "Oh, good luck next year. Work harder, mate."— Royce Young (@royceyoung) April 19, 2016
It can’t be that simple, this must be some kind of a mistake?