Damian Lillard endorses Immanuel Quickley for Sixth Man of the Year award after knicks made to 2023 NBA playoff

After choosing Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid as the MVP, Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard kept letting his choice be known, and this time he chose the sixth man of the year.

With only a couple of days left in the NBA regular season, the competition for the NBA awards is heating up as the contenders put the finishing touches on their performances. In this given situation, the NBA community is entertaining itself by supporting their favorite players to achieve success in the field.

Following the tradition, Damian also expressed his opinion on the sixth man of the year, and he revealed his choice on social media.

Who did Damian Lillard choose as the sixth MOTY?

The 32-year-old point guard chose New York Knicks’ youngster, Immanuel Quickley, as the sixth MVP and posted it on Twitter on Friday.

The seven-time all-star chose the Knicks guard among the Boston Celtics’ Malcolm Brogdon, the Milwaukee Bucks’ Bobby Portis, and the Sacramento Kings’ Malik Beasley. The 23-year-old has a distinctive aspect to his play that might drive the Blazers PG to pick him.

Immanuel scored an average of 14.6 points with 4.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game in 79 appearances this season. In these 79 games, he only started 19 of them and appeared on the court for 28.8 minutes per game.

Moreover, if we focus on Quickley’s shooting stats, he scored 44.8% of his points from field goals and 36.7% from three-pointers. The stats displayed an overall improvement from his previous seasons and showed consistency from the early phases of the season.

Lillard is himself a recognized shooter, and his marksmanship is widely praised among the NBA community. He recognized the flair and potential in the 6.3-footer and backs him up for the award nonetheless.

Do you agree with Damian Lillard? Do you have any other candidates? Leave your opinion with us in the comment section.

Shahbaj Arefin

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Shahbaj Arefin is a professional Sports Content Writer at SportsZion. He mostly covers NBA, alongside NFL and MLB. His favorite basketball player is Michael Jordan. Arefin is also a football enthusiast. He is a die-hard supporter of Argentina and Chelsea FC, frequently posting on Facebook during the their matches.


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