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Minnesota’s Naz Reid wins NBA’s 6th Man of the Year award

Minnesota Timberwolves’ player Naz Reid is the recipient of the John Havlicek Trophy as the 2023-24 Kia NBA Sixth Man of the Year. The 6’9 tall forward recorded averages of 13.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 24.2 minutes of game time during the regular season. He narrowly edged Sacramento’s Malik Monk who at one point was the favorite for the award but suffered an injury in the closing stage of the season and ended in 2nd place. Milwaukee Bucks’ Bobby Portis finished in 3rd position in the voting.

Naz Reid helped Minnesota to a 3rd place finish in NBA’s Western Conference, concluding the regular season with a balance of 56 wins and 26 losses. The Wolves currenly hold a 2-0 lead in their playoff series with the Phoenix Suns.

Reid is only the 3rd undrafter player in NBA’s history, who goes on to win the award. Before him only John Starks in 1997 and Darrell Armstrong in 1999 have managed to win it after not being selected in their draft class. Next in line of the NBA season awards is the Clutch Player of the Year who will be announced later today.