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Clarkson Wins NBA 6th Man Award, Anthony and Kanter Receive Votes

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Jordan Clarkson’s closest competition for the award came from a teammate.

NBA: Portland Trail Blazers at Utah Jazz Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson has won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award for 2021, but Carmelo Anthony and Enes Kanter of the Portland Trail Blazers got votes as well. After averaging 18.4 points, 4,0 rebounds, and 2.5 assists in 26.7 minutes per game, Clarkson ran away with the award, earning 65 of a possible 100 first-place votes amassing 407 total points out of the 900 available. His nearest competitor was teammate Joe Ingles, who earned 34 first-place votes. Derrick Rose of the New York Knicks got the single remaining vote.

Technically Anthony finished 7th in the voting, earning one second-place nod and five third-place for a total of 8 points. Kanter got a second-place vote and two third-place nominations for 5 points. The honor is nominal; both of them combined didn’t equal the 14 points that 6th-place finisher Montrezl Harrell of the Los Angeles Lakers earned.

Here’s the list of all players receiving votes.