NBA players have selected Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday as the recipient of the 2022-23 Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year award. This is the second straight season Holiday has won it and the third time in the last four seasons as well.
Presented annually since the 2012-13 season, 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.
This is the third Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award for Holiday, who also earned the honor in the 2019-20 season as a member of the New Orleans Pelicans as well as winning it last season.
A panel of league executives selected 12 finalists (six from each conference) for the Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award. Current NBA players selected the winner from the list of finalists, with more than 300 players submitting their votes.
In addition to Holiday, the finalists 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. (Memphis Grizzlies), Damion Lee (Phoenix Suns) and Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers).
A 14-year NBA veteran, Holiday was selected by NBA players as the 2020-21 NBA Sportsmanship Award winner. He was also a finalist for the inaugural Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion Award, which was presented in June 2021. In 2020, Holiday and his wife, Lauren, a former player for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, launched the Jrue and Lauren Holiday Social Justice Impact Fund to address socioeconomic inequalities across several communities.
An All-Star this season, Holiday averaged 19.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 7.4 assists per game as the Bucks piled up the best record in the NBA.