Clippers point guard Chauncey Billups must have done a lot of good will in the Los Angeles locker room this year as the 16 year NBA veteran was named the NBA’s Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year today.
Billups, who completed his second season in Los Angeles only played in 22 games, but still brought home the hardware according to Yahoo’s Marc Spears:
Clippers guard Chauncey Billups is the first winner of the Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award, Y! Sports has learned.
The award, per the NBA press release, is to recognize the league’s “ideal teammate,” who exemplify “selfless play, on and off-court leadership as a mentor and role model to other players and his commitment and dedication to his team.
This is the same Billups who, when he was amnestied by the New York Knicks, “warned” teams out of playoff contention he would not report if he was claimed.
Below is the list of players who were up for the award:
Jerry Stackhouse of the Brooklyn Nets
Luke Walton of the Cleveland Cavaliers
Andre Iguodala of the Denver Nuggets
Jarrett Jack of the Golden State Warriors
Roy Hibbert of the Indiana Pacers
Chauncey Billups of the Los Angeles Clippers
Shane Battier of the Miami Heat
Roger Mason Jr. of the New Orleans Hornets
Jason Kidd of the New York Knicks
Serge Ibaka of the Oklahoma City Thunder
Manu Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs
Emeka Okafor of the Washington Wizards