The LA Clippers Montrezl Harrell has been named Sixth Man of the Year.
He did it, Clipper Nation! The LA Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell has been named Sixth Man of the Year by the league!
Harrell wins the award after averaging a career-high 18.6 points while also pulling down a career-high 7.1 rebounds per game. On top of that, he also put up 1.7 assists and 1.1 blocks.
Harrell’s winning of the award means that for the third consecutive season in a row, the Sixth Man of the Year is a member of the LA Clippers. Lou Williams won the last two. In fact, five of the last seven Sixth Man winners have been members of the Clippers. Jamal Crawford won the award twice with the team.
Speaking of Lou Will, he was a finalist again for this award alongside Harrell and the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Dennis Schroder. While the official tally hasn’t come out quite yet at the time of writing, many expected the award to go to either Trezz or Schroder with Williams coming in third.
Winning this award bodes well for Harrell as he is prepared to enter free agency this offseason. Having this award to his name coupled with the fact that he is just 26-years-old and should be coming off a deep playoff run should bode well for his chances to earn a big deal.
Granted, Trezz still does have some flaws in his game but he is a more than capable player and can benefit any team he chooses to be on. He has proved himself to be an absolute workhorse, playing the game all year long and even rightfully earning himself a comparison to Dennis Rodman.
Trezz getting this award is huge and we here at Clipperholics are more than proud of him. We knew he had a shot at it going back to last summer and its great to see him prove us right. Now, let’s focus up on winning the first NBA Finals in franchise history.