Harrell received the award among his teammates Friday inside the NBA bubble. He beat out fellow finalists Dennis Schroder of the Oklahoma City Thunder and teammate Lou Williams for the honor. Schroder finished second in a close vote.
Final 6MOY Voting:
Montrezl Harrell - 397
Dennis Schroder - 328
Lou Williams - 127
Christian Wood - 17
George Hill - 17
Goran Dragic - 6
Derrick Rose - 5
Davis Bertans - 2
Dwight Howard - 1 pic.twitter.com/0SaMleeTRC
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) September 4, 2020
Harrell averaged a career-high 18.6 points and 7.1 rebounds in addition to 1.7 assists and 1.1 blocks coming off the bench for Los Angeles. He’s the Clippers’ primary option in the paint despite backing up Ivica Zubac, who averaged 8.3 points and 7.5 rebounds. Harrell also played roughly nine minutes more per game than Zubac.
Williams denied a 4th Sixth Man award
The honor is Harrell’s first and prevents Williams from winning the award a fourth time. Williams averaged 18.2 points and 5.6 assists off the Clippers bench this season. Having two finalists for the award speaks to the Clippers’ tremendous depth and is a reason they’re among the favorites to win the championship this season.
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