Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson, winner of the NBA Sixth Player award

Salt Lake City (USA), May 24 (EFE) .- The frustrating defeat suffered by the Utah Jazz against the Memphis Grizzlies in the first game of the elimination of the first round of the Western Conference did not cloud that the point guard Jordan Clarkson received the good news on Monday of being the winner of the NBA’s regular season Sixth Player award.

Clarkson, with 407 points, widely surpassed his teammate, Australian forward Joe Ingles (272 points), and New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose (77).

The 28-year-old averaged 18.4 points, 4 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game in the 2020-21 season. In addition, he was instrumental in Utah obtaining the first overall position in the league with a 52-20 record.

Clarkson, who has been in the NBA for seven seasons, was surprised with the award by his English teammate, who also did a great job from the bench.

He is also the only player in Jazz history to record more than 40 points in multiple games as a reserve. His 203 3-point field goals are the fourth-highest total in a season.

(c) EFE Agency

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