Knicks guard J.R. Smith has won the NBA's Sixth Man Award, a league source confirmed to Ian Begley of ESPNNewYork.com on Monday.
The Knicks have called an afternoon news conference at which Smith will receive the award, the source said. The news was previously reported by The Associated Press.
The eighth-year guard has averaged 18.1 points in 80 games, all off the bench. He had 29 games in which he scored 20 points as a reserve, tying him with the Clippers' Jamal Crawford for the NBA lead.
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