San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan has been voted the winner of the 2014-15 Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award by his peers, the NBA announced Wednesday.
Six players from each conference were nominated by a panel of NBA legends, and almost 300 players voted on the award. Duncan totaled 1,494 points and 72 first-place votes. Vince Carter and Elton Brand finished second and third in the voting, respectively. The full voting totals can be found at NBA.com.
This past season, Duncan made his 15th All-Star Game, 15th All-NBA Team and 15th All-Defensive Team. He helped the Spurs win 55 games and had a monster first-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers, albeit in a loss.
Shane Battier won the award last season and Chauncey Billups won it in its first year of existence. The award commemorates the friendship between Jack Twyman and Maurice Stokes, two Hall of Famers who were teammates in the 1950s.
In the last game of the 1957-58 season, Stokes suffered an injury that put him in a coma and left him permanently paralyzed. Twyman became Stokes’s legal guardian and advocate the rest of his life.