It was announced that New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith has won the NBA’s Sixth Man Award. He will have his press conference and recieve the award this afternoon. Smith averaged 18.1 points this year coming off the bench and had 29 games scoring at least 20 points. He became the third player in Knicks history to win the award joining John Starks (96-97) and Anthony Mason (94-95). During the Knicks 13 game winning streak Smith scored 23.2 points per game on 49 percent shooting. Smith also had three straight 30-point games, it was the first time that was done by a bench player since Milwaukee’s Ricky Pierce in 1990. Smith finished strong in the second half of the season and ended the season leading all bench players in points per game (18.1). Jamal Crawford was second with 16.5 points per game.