Blazers G Mo Williams Draws A Sixth Man Of The Year Vote

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Portland Trail Blazers guard Mo Williams received one vote for the 2014 Sixth Man of the Year award.

Portland Trail Blazers guard Mo Williams received one third-place vote for the 2014 Sixth Man of the Year award.

Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford, a former member of the Blazers, won the award for the second time in his career.

Mike Rice of Blazers Broadcasting was the only person to vote for Williams, who was one of 18 players to draw at least one vote.

Williams, 31, averaged 9.7 points and 4.3 assists while shooting 41.7 percent in 24.8 minutes per game over 74 appearances. He signed with the Blazers as a free-agent last summer.

Here's the NBA's press release. The full voting tally is below.

The Los Angeles Clippers' Jamal Crawford is the winner of the 2013-14 Kia NBA Sixth Man Award as the league's best player in a reserve role, the NBA announced today. Crawford, who came off the bench in 45 of the 69 games in which he appeared, led all NBA reserves in scoring, averaging 18.6 points. Additionally, Crawford accounted for 3.2 apg and 2.3 rpg in 30.3 mpg for a Clippers team that went 57-25 and earned the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference playoffs.

Crawford, who also won the award in 2009-10 while with the Atlanta Hawks, joins Kevin McHale, Ricky Pierce and Detlef Schrempf as two-time winners. Crawford amassed 57 first-place votes and 421 total points from a panel of 125 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada. Taj Gibson of the Chicago Bulls finished second with 395 points (49 first-place votes) and Manu Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs finished third with 138 points (nine first-place votes).

In order to be eligible for this award, players had to have come off the bench in more games than they started. Players were awarded five points for each first-place vote, three points for each second-place vote and one point for each third-place vote.

Crawford tallied double-figure scoring efforts in 15-of-16 January games, as the Clippers posted a 12-4 record. On Jan. 25, Crawford poured in 37 points and handed out 11 assists in a 126-118 win over the Toronto Raptors. For the season, he posted 20-plus points 29 times and 30-plus points six times. The Clippers were 31-14 (.689) in games in which Crawford appeared off the bench.

Here's the voting tally. Click on the image below to enlarge.

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Blazers GM Neil Olshey finished third in the 2014 Executive of the Year award voting.

Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge finished 10th in the 2014 NBA MVP voting.

Blazers coach Terry Stotts finished sixth in the 2014 Coach of the Year voting.

Aldridge and Blazers center Robin Lopez both drew votes for 2014 Most Improved Player.

-- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

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