Harrell, 26, edged out Oklahoma City's Dennis Schröder by 69 points, and his teammate Lou Williams, a three-time Sixth Man of the Year victor, finished a distant third. The graceful one is the American pivot Montrezl harrell, which has managed to stay ahead of Dennis Schröder (Thunder) and Lou Williams (Clippers) in voting.
Harrell averaged 18.6 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 27.8 minutes over 63 games in the 2019-2020 National Basketball Association regular season, coming off the bench in all matches but two. Williams averaged 18.2 points and 5.6 assists off the Clippers bench this season.
Additionally, Harrell became the first big man to take home the award since Lamar Odom in 2011, snapping an eight-year run of the Sixth Man of the Year going to a guard.More news: Mosquitoes in Chatham test positive for West Nile Virus
Teammates broke the news to Harrell during a video session Friday. Harrell earned 58 first-place votes and a total of 397 points to win the award. "I feel like we both deserve it".
The voting results for the 2019-20 Kia NBA Sixth Man Award are below.
"I just want to say thank you", Harrell said to the award voters before becoming emotional. 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. Clippers coach Doc Rivers has said that during Harrell's first training camp, there was discussion within the team about whether the undersized center might be waived. "Keep proving everybody wrong". Williams won the award in each of the previous two seasons, and Jamal Crawford did so with the Clippers in the 2013-14 and 2015-16 seasons. "To have Trez join the group is really wonderful".More news: ‘Panic buy’: Paul Merson gives his verdict on new Man United signing
"I'm following the other guy who's won this award three times", Harrell said of Williams.
Through five seasons, Harrell has averaged 12.7 points and 4.9 rebounds in 318 games (25 starts). I've grown with you guys, especially Pat, Lou, been around you guys ever since coming into this league. This is really for you guys.
"And it just hurts that, yes, it's a tremendous blessing that I was able to get this and be here, but it just hurts that I'm not able to take it home to her".More news: Trump calls on Iran to not execute wrestling star Navid Afkari