Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell wins NBA Hustle Award
Clippers center Montrezl Harrell won Sixth Man of the Year.
Now, he adds more hardware to his collection.
This is why it’s silly for the NBA to announce regular-season awards so long after the regular season (especially when there was a great opportunity to do so earlier). Though he deserves sympathy for the cause, Harrell just had a miserable playoffs, struggling on the court and feuding with teammates. It’s hard to get excited about honoring him right now.
Harrell definitely played with a lot of energy during the regular season. He relentlessly scrambled to find ways to score junk baskets inside, took charges, crashed the glass and set screens.
Kyle Lowry, Chris Paul, Anthony Davis and Giannis Antetokounmpo should’ve drawn consideration. But, unfairly, it’s tough to see a star winning something called the Hustle Award.
Sub-stars Marcus Smart and Steven Adams also warranted consideration.