LA Clippers forward-center Montrezl Harrell has been named as the winner of the 2019-20 Kia NBA Sixth Man Award for his contributions in a reserve role. It is the first NBA Sixth Man Award for Harrell, who finished in third place last season.
Harrell’s award means that an LA Clippers’ player has now won the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award for the third straight season.
He received 58 first-place votes from a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters to earn 397 total points. Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schröder finished in second place with 328 points (35 first-place votes) while the Clippers guard Lou Williams, a three-time Kia NBA Sixth Man Award winner, received the other seven first-place votes and finished in third place with 127 points.
Voting Totals: 2019-20 Kia NBA Sixth Man Award
|Player (Team)||1st Place Votes
|2nd Place Votes
|3rd Place Votes
|Montrezl Harrell (LA Clippers)||58||34||5||397|
|Dennis Schröder (Oklahoma City)||35||46||15||328|
|Lou Williams (LA Clippers)||7||15||47||127|
|Christian Wood (Detroit)||0||3||8||17|
|George Hill (Milwaukee)||0||2||11||17|
|Goran Dragi? (Miami)||0||0||6||6|
|Derrick Rose (Detroit)||0||0||5||5|
|Davis Bertans (Washington)||0||0||2||2|
|Dwight Howard (L.A. Lakers)||0||0||1||1|
The voting was conducted based on regular-season games played through March 11.
The seeding games, which were played 30 July to 14 August as part of the season restart, did not count toward voting for the Kia NBA Sixth Man Award or the league’s other traditional end-of-season awards.
To be eligible for the Sixth Man Award, players had to have come off the bench in more games than they started in games played through March 11
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Harrell is also set to be an unrestricted free agent after the season, and his latest hardware will likely help him when it comes to negotiating a new deal.