Pels' Holiday wins Teammate of the Year award

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Andrew LopezESPN

New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday was named the 2019-20 Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year on Tuesday, the NBA announced.

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.”

Holiday received 53 of a possible 267 first-place votes from other NBA players, beating out Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris and Milwaukee Bucks guard Kyle Korver for the honor.

In a video posted to the team’s Twitter account, Holiday thanked his teammates, the NBA and the Pelicans.

“Thank you guys so much for awarding me with the Tywman-Stokes teammate award,” he said. “I’m incredibly honored and also incredibly humbled to be a part of a list of greats in this league who have done so many things to mold my game even on and off the court.

“I want to thank the NBA.I want to thank the Pelicans, but most of all, I want to thank my teammates. Without you guys, I wouldn’t have gotten this award. Thank you guys, and God bless.”

“I’m incredibly humbled to

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