Young Named Nominee for Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year
Pacers forward Thaddeus Young has a sterling reputation in the Pacers' locker room. He has been voted a team captain each of the past few years, helps mentor younger players, and is often the most vocal player in team huddles.
Young was recognized on Monday, when he was named one of 12 nominees for the 2018-19 Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award. The award is handed out each year to "the player deemed the best teammate based on selfless play, on- and off-court leadership as a mentor and role model to other NBA players, and commitment and dedication to team."
There are six nominees from each conference for the award. This year's other nominees are Steven Adams (Oklahoma City), Mike Conley (Memphis), Jared Dudley (Brooklyn), Channing Frye (Cleveland), Rudy Gay (San Antonio), Udonis Haslem (Miami), Andre Iguodala (Golden State), Kyle Korver (Utah), Khris Middleton (Milwaukee), JJ Redick (Philadelphia), and Garrett Temple (Los Angeles Clippers).
This will be the seventh year that the NBA hands out this award. Previous winners include Chauncey Billups (2013), Shane Battier (2014), Tim Duncan (2015), Vince Carter (2016), Dirk Nowitzki (2017), and Jamal Crawford (2018).