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Los Angeles Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell has won the 2019-2020 NBA Hustle Award, which honors the player that makes the energy and effort plays to help his team win throughout the season.
Clippers‘ Montrezl Harrell has won the 2019-20 NBA Hustle Award, which honors player that makes the energy and effort plays to help his team win throughout the season.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 7, 2020
The energy and effort plays include diving on the floor for loose balls, sacrificing your body by taking charges, boxing out, setting great screens, deflecting passes and contesting shots, all of which are now measurable stats that don’t show up in box scores.
Harrell was fourth in box outs per minute, first in charges drawn per minute and 11th in contested shots, per NBA Stats.
Previous winners of the Hustle Award include Patrick Beverley (2016-2017), Amir Johnson (2017-2018) and Marcus Smart (2018-2019).
The 26-year-old also won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award this season after averaging 18.6 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game in 27.8 minutes per game.
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