When it comes to hustle, there is one clear winner on the Phoenix Suns: point guard Sebastian Telfair.
Voted on by fans, players, coaches, employees and Suns Assistant Coach “Thunder” Dan Majerle himself, the Majerle Hustle Award looks to honor guys who do all the little things — diving for balls, giving up the basket for an assist and playing solid defense — every game.
Telfair, who began the season as Steve Nash’s backup’s backup, has become a key player in the Suns lineup.
Prior to the Suns season finale on Wednesday, Telfair has averaged 5.9 points per game, 1.5 rebounds per game and 2.3 assists per game.
He played in 59 games, but only started one, averaging 14.8 minutes per game.