LA Clippers: Zach Lowe thinks Montrezl Harrell is Sixth Man of the Year

Montrezl Harrell #5 of the LA Clippers(Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)
Montrezl Harrell #5 of the LA Clippers(Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images) /

Zach Lowe thinks Montrezl Harrell of the LA Clippers is Sixth Man of the Year.

On the newest episode of his podcast, The Lowe Post, Zach Lowe of ESPN announced that he believes the LA Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell should win the 2019-20 Sixth Man of the Year.

Lowe and his guest, Chris Herring, both agree that while Lou Williams has not looked any worse this season for the Clippers compared to last when he won the Sixth Man Award, Harrell has been something else.

The argument stems from Lou’s lessened ball-handling role with the team due to the acquisition of Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. While Lou sees the ball less, especially late game, Trezz is able to plug and play with anyone.

Despite having a plethora of scorers on the roster, Harrell managed to increase his statistics across the board, averaging career-highs in both points and rebounds. At 18.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.1 blocks and 0.6 steals, Trezz has been an absolute monster off the bench.

It’s not just the stats that jump out though. Trezz’s energy off the bench is unmatched as the undersized center comes in and competes on every single possession. He has been the team’s closing center, taking on some of the league’s best.

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Trezz looks to finally have done enough to get over the hump and earn the award after falling short last season. His main competition are, as stated, Lou Williams and Dennis Schroder.

Williams’ numbers are slightly down from last year, as expected, putting up a similar 18.7 points per game off the bench. His assist numbers are up slightly, which has been monumental for the bench unit but it’s very likely he and Dennis Schroder split the vote due to both being undersized scoring guards off the bench.

Schroder has put up 19.0 points per game, 4.1 assists, and 3.7 rebounds for a Thunder team that has surprised a lot of people. He may actually be the tougher competition for Harrell given the Thunder’s success.

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Regardless of who wins the award, Harrell has been a huge part of the LA Clippers’ championship aspirations. While these last few games won’t count towards awards, Trezz will have more time to show just how good he has become in Orlando as the team works towards the NBA Finals.