New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Vacation received the NBA’s 2019-20 Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the 12 months Award on Tuesday.
Offered yearly since 2012-13 and voted on by the gamers, the award “recognises the participant deemed the most effective team-mate primarily based on selfless play, on-and off-court management as a mentor and position mannequin to different NBA gamers, and dedication and dedication to (the) workforce,” based on a league information launch.
Considered one of 12 nominees chosen by a panel of league executives, Vacation obtained 53 of 267 first-place votes to complete with 1,041 complete factors.
Philadelphia 76ers ahead Tobias Harris (48 first-place votes, 806 factors) and Milwaukee Bucks ahead Kyle Korver (26, 796) positioned second and third, respectively.
Vacation, 30, averaged 19.1 factors, 6.7 assists, 4.eight rebounds and 1.6 steals in 61 begins in 2019-20, his 11th season within the NBA and his seventh with New Orleans.
The award is known as for Jack Twyman and Maurice Stokes, team-mates with the Rochester/Cincinnati Royals from 1955-58. Stokes was injured on the final day of the 1957-58 season, went right into a coma days later and was in the end paralyzed. Twyman grew to become his authorized guardian and advocate and supported Stokes till his demise in 1970. Each males are enshrined within the Basketball Corridor of Fame.
Earlier winners of the award embody Mike Conley, Jamal Crawford, Dirk Nowitzki, Vince Carter, Tim Duncan, Shane Battier and Chauncey Billups.