Markieff Morris: ‘I Think I Deserve’ the Sixth Man of the Year Award

April 12th, 2014 by Stephen Babb Leave a reply »

Markieff Morris has a fairly compelling argument for his Sixth Man of the Year candidacy. The Phoenix Suns are much better than any of us thought they'd be, and Morris has had a lot to do with it. He made his case recently, according to AZCentral's Paul Coro:

Coming off the bench with energy, scoring, rebounding, making my teammates better and winning games, especially when we were supposed to win 17. When you're supposed to win 17 and you got a guy like me averaging 14 points and we might pull off a playoff run 15 or 16 games above .500. You knew the Clippers (Jamal Crawford reference) were going to be good. You knew the Bulls (Taj Gibson reference) were going to be good, with or without D (Derrick) Rose. Y'all thought we were going after a Number 1 pick. I think I deserve Sixth Man Award for the team success.

The sixth-man recognition is always one of the most hotly contested awards, especially in a league that increasingly relies upon bench presences to stem the tide when starters take a seat. 

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