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Phoenix Suns gain one, lose one in 2016 NBPA Player Awards

The NBA Players have voted for the 2015-16 Player Awards, and the Suns actually showed up somewhere.

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The NBA Players Association has released its second annual list of award winners voted on by the players themselves. Almost none of them are Phoenix Suns, except one. And you might not have guessed which one that is.

For decades the media has voted on post-season awards to give to players. Now, the players union has decided to enter to fray to share what the players themselves think about each other.

We have seen some of that in recent seasons from with rookies, front offices and media doing the voting, but it wasn’t until last year that the veteran NBA players cast votes on each other like the SAG awards for TV and movies.

This year, the players voted and the results were largely predictable.

Award ... Winner

MVP ... Stephen Curry

Toughest to Guard ... Stephen Curry

Coach You Most Like to Play For ... Gregg Popovich

Best Off the Bench ... Jamal Crawford

Best Defender ... Kawhi Leonard

Best Homecourt Advantage ... GSW / Oracle

Best Dressed ... Russell Westbrook

Best Rookie ... Karl Anthony Towns

Global Impact ... Kobe Bryant

Most Influential Veteran ... Tim Duncan

Player You Wish Was on Your Team ... LeBron James

MVP ... Stephen Curry

Best Social Media Follow ... LeBron James

Clutch Performer ... Stephen Curry

Best Comeback Player ... Paul George

None of them Suns. Only a couple of possible surprises, including calling Stephen Curry the ‘Clutch Performer’ even after Kyrie Irving and LeBron James out-clutched him all through the NBA Finals.

But the Suns WERE mentioned in relation to the ‘Best Teammate’ Award.

In fact, the Suns lost one and gained one in the same off season.

Ronnie Price was named by his Suns teammates as teammate of the year, but he’s now reportedly going to sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder who now will have two of the NBA’s ‘best teammates’ along with Nick Collison.

But while the Suns lost Price, they have gained another ‘Best Teammate’ in good old Leandro Barbosa, so named by his former Golden State Warriors teammates.

Win one, lose one.

Check the @TheNBPA twitter account for all the winners.

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