Clippers' Jamal Crawford earns NBA 2015-2016 Sixth Man Award

April 19, 2016

The Los Angeles Clippers’ veteran Jamal Crawford is the winner of the 2015-16 NBA Sixth Man Award for his contributions in a reserve role, the league announced.  Crawford, 36, becomes the first player to earn the honor three times, and also breaks his own record, set two years ago, as the oldest winner.

Crawford came off the bench in 74 of his 79 appearances and averaged 14.2 points and 2.3 assists in 26.9 minutes in all games, helping the Clippers (53-29) post their fourth straight 50-win season.  He also ranked second in the NBA in free throw percentage (90.4).

Crawford recorded 33 games with 15 or more points off the bench, third most in the NBA behind the Denver Nuggets’ Will Barton (38) and the New Orleans Pelicans’ Ryan Anderson (36).  As a starter, Crawford scored at least 30 points in four of five games.

A 16-year veteran, Crawford previously won the NBA Sixth Man Award in 2009-2010 with the Atlanta Hawks and in 2013-14 with the Clippers.  When Crawford was honored for the first time as a Clipper, he joined Kevin McHale, Ricky Pierce, and Detlef Schrempf as the only two-time winners.  Crawford is the only player to win the award with multiple teams.

Crawford amassed 51 first-place votes and 341 total points from a panel of 130 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada.  The Golden State Warriors’ Andre Iguodala finished second with 288 points (33 first-place votes), and the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Enes Kanter was third with 182 points (19 first-place votes).

Below is the all-time list of winners:

1982-83  Bobby Jones, Philadelphia 76ers
1983-84  Kevin McHale, Boston Celtics
1984-85  Kevin McHale, Boston Celtics
1985-86  Bill Walton, Boston Celtics
1986-87  Ricky Pierce, Milwaukee Bucks
1987-88  Roy Tarpley, Dallas Mavericks
1988-89  Eddie Johnson, Phoenix Suns
1989-90  Ricky Pierce, Milwaukee Bucks
1990-91  Detlef Schrempf, Indiana Pacers
1991-92  Detlef Schrempf, Indiana Pacers
1992-93  Clifford Robinson, Portland Trail Blazers
1993-94  Dell Curry, Charlotte Hornets
1994-95  Anthony Mason, New York Knicks
1995-96  Toni Kukoc, Chicago Bulls
1996-97  John Starks, New York Knicks
1997-98  Danny Manning, Phoenix Suns
1998-99  Darrell Armstrong, Orlando Magic
1999-00  Rodney Rogers, Phoenix Suns
2000-01  Aaron McKie, Philadelphia 76ers
2001-02  Corliss Williamson, Detroit Pistons
2002-03  Bobby Jackson, Sacramento Kings
2003-04  Antawn Jamison, Dallas Mavericks
2004-05  Ben Gordon, Chicago Bulls
2005-06  Mike Miller, Memphis Grizzlies
2006-07  Leandro Barbosa, Phoenix Suns
2007-08  Manu Ginobili, San Antonio Spurs
2008-09  Jason Terry, Dallas Mavericks
2009-10  Jamal Crawford, Atlanta Hawks
2010-11  Lamar Odom, Los Angeles Lakers
2011-12  James Harden, Oklahoma City Thunder
2012-13 J.R. Smith, New York Knicks
2013-14  Jamal Crawford, Los Angeles Clippers
2014-15   Lou Williams, Toronto Raptors
2015-16   Jamal Crawford, Los Angeles Clippers

By Staff of and news services

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