Jrue Holiday Becomes First Player Ever to Win NBA's Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award Three Times
Jrue Holiday of the Milwaukee Bucks was awarded the NBA's Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award for the third time in four years, according to a press release on Thursday. Holiday won the award "with 57 first-place votes and 1,359 total points, ahead of Brooklyn Nets forward Mikal Bridges (39 and 1,190 points) and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (42 and 1,117)." The 32-year-old Holiday is now the only multiple-time winner of the award.
"He averaged 19.3 points, 7.4 assists and 5.1 rebounds in 67 games" said the press release, adding that Holiday earned his second All-Star Game selection and made his fifth appearance on the All-Defensive team. The award is named after Jack Twyman and Maurice Stokes, former teammates of the Rochester/Cincinnati Royals who were both enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Holiday is clearly beloved among his peers, and it is an honor well-deserved. Congratulations to Jrue Holiday on his historic 3rd Teammate of the Year Award!