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Lou Williams is a Finalist for the Sixth Man of the Year Award

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This is unsurprising

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TNT is handling the NBA Awards ceremonies, and they are currently in the middle of releasing the finalists (top 3 vote-getters) for each award. The Clippers didn’t place in Coach of the Year, Most Improved, Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, or Most Valuable Player.

However, Lou Williams is officially a finalist for the Sixth Man of the Year Award. Widely considered the favorite to win the whole thing, Lou averaged 22.6 points and 5.3 assists for the Clippers in the 2017-2018 season, leading the team in both categories. He had one of the best scoring seasons ever for a bench player, and was the team’s number one offensive option for most of the season. Really, he should win the award unanimously.

The other two finalists are the RocketsEric Gordon, and the Raptors’ Fred Van Vleet. Notable honorable mentions include the NuggetsWill Barton and the Clippers’ own Montrezl Harrell.

Good luck Lou!