Los Angeles Clippers big man Montrezl Harrell has won the NBA 2019-2020 Sixth Man of the Year award.
In a breakout, career-best season, Harrell averaged 18.6 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game.
Harrell is the first player to average 18 points and seven rebounds on 50 percent shooting off the bench (minimum 50 games) since Kevin McHale in 1989-90, per StatMuse.
The 26-year-old beat out Sixth Man of the Year finalists Lou Williams of the Clippers and point guard Dennis Schroder of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
This is the third consecutive year that a Clippers player has won the award, as Williams won it back-to-back years in 2018 and 2019.
Lamar Odom was the last non-guard to win Sixth Man of the Year in 2011, as the award has been given to a scoring guard every year since, including Williams and Jamal Crawford multiple times, Eric Gordon, J.R. Smith and James Harden.
Harrell’s teammate Patrick Beverley congratulated him on Twitter: