Jamison Wins Sixth Man Award
Posted Apr 23 2004 1:08PM
Dallas forward is NBA's top reserve
NEW YORK, April 23 -- Antawn Jamison of the Dallas Mavericks has been named the winner of the 2003-04 NBA Sixth Man Award, honoring the league's top player in a reserve role, the NBA announced today.
Al Harrington of the Indiana Pacers finished second with 275 points and the San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili finished third with 244 points. 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 received.
Jamison appeared in all 82 regular season games this season for the Mavericks, coming off the bench to average 14.8 points on .535 shooting from the field (third in the NBA), 6.3 rebounds and 1.01 steals per game in his first season in Dallas.
Jamison scored a season-high 26 points three times this season, including in a 106-87 home victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Jan. 22 where he shot .769 from the field (10-of-13 FG) with nine rebounds in only 27 minutes. Jamison and Antoine Walker are the only two Mavericks who appeared in all of Dallas' regular season games.
In his sixth NBA season, Jamison helped Dallas to its fifth consecutive winning campaign and 10th winning season in franchise history. The Mavericks are making their fourth straight playoff appearance.
Jamison was a first-round selection by Toronto in the 1998 NBA Draft (fourth overall). His draft rights were traded by the Raptors to the Golden State Warriors for the draft rights to Vince Carter and cash on June 24, 1998. He was traded to Dallas from the Warriors along with Danny Fortson, Chris Mills and Jiri Welsch in exchange for Evan Eschmeyer, Nick Van Exel, Avery Johnson, Popeye Jones and Antoine Rigaudeau on Aug. 13, 2003.
2003-04 NBA SIXTH MAN VOTING
ALL-TIME NBA SIXTH MAN AWARD WINNERS
1982-83: Bobby Jones, Philadelphia 76ers