Basketball
J.R. Smith Wins Sixth Man Award
By Luis Cuevas
Apr 24, 2013 - 6:35:08 PM

UNITED STATES—On Wednesday, April 24, the NBA announced J.R. Smith of the New York Knicks with the KIA Sixth Man of the Year award. Smith is being acknowledged for his stellar play off the bench for the Knicks.

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J.R. Smith

 

J.R. Smith known for his antics and hard headed mentality came into his own after leaving the Denver Nuggets and finding home in New York. He has changed his attitude and elevated his level of play.

 

During the 2013 regular season, Smith averaged 18.1 points per game, which led all reserves in scoring. He also had five rebounds, three assists and one steal in 33 minutes of play a game. Smith’s play helped the Knicks grab the No. 2 seed and an impressive record of (54-28).

 

He gained 484 of the possible 1,084 points with 72 first place votes. Jarett Jack of the Golden State Warriors came in third place. Jamal Crawford of the Los Angeles Clippers came in second place.

 

During the press conference New Jersey native Smith indicated he would love to retire wearing a Knick uniform. The Knicks are currently seeded No. 2 in the eastern conference playoffs. The Knicks are 2-0 against the Boston Celtics in the seven game series. Who ever advances will face either Indiana or Atlanta.



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