Phoenix Suns’ Cam Johnson gets 3rd in NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award
May 3, 2022, 3:53 PM | Updated: 5:54 pm
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Phoenix Suns wing Cam Johnson finished in third place for the 2021-22 NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award, the league announced on Tuesday.
Johnson was a finalist along with Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro and Cleveland Cavaliers big man Kevin Love.
The Suns forward received one first-place vote, 27 second-place votes and 42 third-place votes for a grand total of 128 points.
Herro took home this year’s edition of the award with a whopping 96 first-place votes compared to Love’s tally of three, who finished in second place.
Johnson’s third-place finish also marks the second Phoenix Sun to be named an NBA award finalist but not a winner after wing Mikal Bridges came in second place for the Defensive Player of the Year Award.
The third-year pro out of North Carolina posted a career-high 12.5 points per game off the bench this season to go along with a 42.5% shooting percentage from three-point range.
The last Phoenix player to bring home the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award was the Brazilian Blur Leandro Barbosa back in 2006-07 during the Seven Seconds or Less Suns era.
Up 1-0 in the series, Phoenix hosts the Dallas Mavericks in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals from Footprint Center on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
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