THIS JUST IN: The Knicks' J.R. Smith has won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award, per ESPN and media reports.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 22, 2013
According to SportsCenter, J.R. Smith of the New York Knicks has won the Sixth Man Of The Year Award. Smith put together the best season of his career, helping the Knicks to the second overall seed in the Eastern Conference.
The explosive scorer averaged a career-high 18.1 points and 5.3 rebounds, while playing 33.5 minutes off the bench. In the playoff opener against the Boston Celtics, he scored 15 points and added 5 assists and 5 rebounds.
Other strong contenders that Smith left behind include Ryan Anderson and Jamal Crawford, who both had terrific 2012-13 campaigns.