Montrezl Harrell wins the NBA Hustle Award for the 2019-2020 NBA season.
Montrezl Harrell wins the NBA Hustle Award for the 2019-2020 NBA season. Image Credits : Twitter (@LAClippers)

Clippers’ forward-center Montrezl Harrell has won the 2019-20 NBA Hustle Award, which honours the player that makes the energy and effort play to help his team won throughout the season.
Diving on the floor for loose balls, sacrificing your body by taking charges, seeing great screens, boxing out, deflecting passes and contesting shots – what were often referred to as intangibles, are now measurable stats. These actions may not appear in the traditional box score but they are imperative to team success on a nightly basis.
Living up to the award he has won, Harrell is a player who has exemplified hustle since he first entered the NBA in 2015. He plays with infectious energy and uses his combination of athleticism, strength and determination to outwork his opponents. Weighing 240 pounds and standing at 6-7, Harrell has frequently been called undersized for his position and uses the criticism as motivation.
After being named the Kia NBA Sixth Man as the top bench player in the league, he told Inside the NBA crew that it will drive him to this day because he hears all the outside noise of what he can’t do every day. He said added that he fuels and feeds off of things like criticism and if people haven’t realized that then they keep adding fuel to his fire.
The Clippers forward centres work has brought him from a seldom-used reserve player, that requested to be sent down to the G League in order to get some playing time and work on his game, to an integral piece on a team with championship aspirations in the 2020 postseason.
This NBA season, Harrell attached a career-high 18.6 points per game and grabbed 7.1 rebounds in the  27.8 minutes played per game. Although, it is the numbers that don’t appear in the traditional box score that earned him the fourth-annual NBA Hustle Award.