Jrue Holiday, a guard for the Milwaukee Bucks, has been chosen by his fellow NBA teammates to receive the Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year award for the 2022-2023 season. Holiday has triumphed in this competition for the third time in the past four years, including the current season and the two previous ones in a row.
This award has been given out yearly since the 2012–13 NBA season to the player who is judged to be the best teammate based on factors like selfless play, on- and off-court leadership as a mentor and role model to other NBA players, as well as devotion and loyalty to the team.
Holiday has now won the Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award for the third time in his career. He was a part of the New Orleans Pelicans when they won the award for the 2019-20 season, and he also took home the trophy for the 2018-19 season.
Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award nominees were chosen by a panel of league executives. There were six finalists selected from each of the two conferences. In addition, more than 300 active NBA players participated in the voting process, which was used to determine the winner from among the contest finalists.
The other players who were considered for the award were Mikal Bridges (Brooklyn Nets), Darius Garland (Cleveland Cavaliers), Udonis Haslem (Miami Heat), Jrue Holiday (Milwaukee Bucks), Derrick Rose (New York Knicks), Grant Williams (Boston Celtics), Harrison Barnes (Sacramento Kings), Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors), Aaron Gordon (Denver Nuggets), Jaren Jackson Jr.
Holiday, who has played in the NBA for the past 14 years, was chosen by his fellow NBA players to receive the NBA Sportsmanship Award for the 2020-21 season. In addition, he was one of the finalists for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion Award, which was given out for the first time in June of 2021. In addition, Jrue Holiday and his wife Lauren, who played for the United States Women’s National Soccer Team in the past, established the Jrue and Lauren Holiday Social Justice Impact Fund in the year 2020 to address socioeconomic disparities in many different places.
Holiday was a member of the NBA All-Star team this year, and he led the Bucks to the best record in the league with 19.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 7.4 assists per game on average.