Revealed on the NBA on TNT pregame show, Jordan Clarkson is the 2020-21 NBA Sixth Man of the Year.
Jordan Clarkson is your 2020-21 #KiaSixth Man of the Year pic.twitter.com/irhz53rrD4— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 24, 2021
Clarkson has had a big season for the Utah Jazz and was an integral part of the Jazz gaining the #1 seed in the Western Conference.
For the season, Clarkson averaged 18.4 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists. Utah had multiple times during the season where they had to lean on Clarkson’s ability to score in bunches and it carried them multiple times.
With varying injuries to the Jazz, Clarkson was also reliable only missing 4 games. It’s also clear that Clarkson brings a light-hearted presence in the locker room that uplifts his teammates which can prove to be invaluable with the rigors of a tough NBA schedule.
Joe Ingles was the runner up for the award, and had a strong case of his own. Although one of the best parts of this award this year was seeing Joe Ingles present the award to Jordan Clarkson.
Joe Ingles hands Jordan Clarkson the #KiaSixth Man of the Year trophy pic.twitter.com/pamxUATDqb— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 24, 2021