Milwaukee BucksGuard Jrue HolidayThe NBA announced Tuesday that he was named Twyman-Stokes' teammate of the Year.
Holiday won the award for the second time during his career. The award is voted upon by the players and presented each year since 2012. Holiday was also a member the 2019-20 team that won the award. New Orleans PelicansThis made him the second-ever recipient of the award.
Holiday was instrumental in leading the Milwaukee Bucks' first NBA championship in 50-years last season. Then, he went to Tokyo to support Team USA to win the gold medal during the Olympics. He averaged 18.3 points and 6.8 assists in 67 games this season for the Bucks.
Holiday and Lauren Holiday launched the Jrue Lauren Holiday Socio-Economic Impact Fund in 2020. This fund aims to reduce socio-economic disparities in many communities. Holiday won the 2020-21 NBA Sportsmanship Award, which was also voted by the players.
According to the league's press release, the Twyman Stokes award is given to a player who has shown “selfless play, on and off-court leadership as a mentor and role-model to other NBA players and dedication towards the team.”
An elite panel of league executives chooses 12 finalists from each conference before current NBA players vote to determine the winner. Dallas Mavericks center Boban Marjanović finished in second and Chicago BullsForward DeMar DeRozanThird place.
The award was also presented to other finalists. Utah JazzForward Rudy Gay, Denver NuggetsForward Jeff Green, Miami HeatForward Udonis Haslem, Golden State WarriorsForward Andre Iguodala, Memphis GrizzliesForward Jaren Jackson Jr., Cleveland CavaliersForward Kevin Love, Phoenix Sunsguard Chris Paul, Toronto Raptorsguard Fred VanVleetAnd Boston CelticsForward Grant Williams.