Basketball Wiretap

Vince Carter Wins 2016 Teammate Of The Year Award

Jun 9, 2016 11:18 AM

Vince Carter won the 2015-16 Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year award.

The award recognizes the player deemed the best teammate based on selfless play, on- and off-court leadership as a mentor and role model to other NBA players, and commitment and dedication to team.

Carter totaled 1,448 points from the players, including 65 first-place votes. The Minnesota Timberwolves’ Kevin Garnett finished second with 916 points (39 first-place votes), and the Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh placed third with 799 points (18 first-place votes). Ten points were awarded for a first-place vote, seven for a second-place vote, five for a third, three for a fourth and one for a fifth.

Chauncey Billups, Shane Battier and Tim Duncan also previously won the award.

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James Harden Has 'No Answer' For All-NBA Snub

Jun 4, 2016 3:38 PM

James Harden had another excellent individual season but he was left off the three All-NBA teams one year after finishing as the runner-up in MVP voting.

Harden averaged 29.0 points, 6.1 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game.

Harden was asked about his feelings on being snubbed by Jason Terry.

“There’s no answer for me. I don’t know,” Harden said. “That’s something that I’ve been thinking about. …Even with all the things that happened this year, even with all the negativity, we still had an opportunity to make the playoffs and, you know, had to finish off a good season.”

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