Jarrett Jack finished fourth in voting for NBA's inaugural Twyman/Stokes Teammate Award

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Say what you will about "Iso-Jack", but Jarrett Jack has been voted one of the best teammates of the 2013 season.

Golden State Warriors guard Jarrett Jack came in fourth in voting for the NBA's inaugural Twyman/Stokes Teammate Award, as announced via a NBA release.

Steve Aschburner of NBA.com described the award and how voting was carried out in his piece announcing Chauncey Billups as the winner.

[Billups] was chosen in a vote of all NBA players from a ballot of 12 nominees, six from each conference selected by a panel of NBA Legends. The criteria: selfless play, on- and off-court leadership as a mentor and role model to other NBA players, and his commitment and dedication to his team...A point system was used - 10 points for a first-place vote, seven for second, five for third, three for fourth and one for fifth. Players were not allowed to vote for a player on their own team.

As Aschburner goes on to mention, it is sort of odd to have an award like this without teammate input either in the nomination or final voting process.

For Warriors fans that found themselves mystified by Jack's shot selection throughout the season, it might seem even more odd that he's even on such a list. And I suppose looking at stats like the ones that Evanz presented last week the case for the Warriors re-signing him is not even as obvious as some people make it out to be.

But for whatever we think of Jack, this much can't be denied: he probably played well enough this season to start on a number of other teams around the league and yet he accepted the role of sixth man on the court while being a positive locker room presence off of it.

Still, I'm sure we'll all be more convinced of his teamy-ness if he turns down a bigger contract elsewhere in order to return to Golden State for the opportunity to take the next step with this team that he helped defy almost every low pre-season expectation for this team.

The full voting breakdown from the release is as follows.

Player, Team

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

Points

Chauncey Billups, LA Clippers

64

80

37

44

26

1543

Shane Battier, Miami

79

41

26

32

21

1.32

Jason Kidd, New York

42

38

43

31

54

1048

Jarrett Jack, Golden State

26

45

44

25

25

895

Jerry Stackhouse, Brooklyn

30

34

47

22

26

865

Manu Ginobili, San Antonio

35

14

23

43

30

722

Andre Iguodala, Denver

13

22

31

27

46

566

Luke Walton, Cleveland

18

26

23

19

21

555

Roger Mason Jr., New Orleans

13

12

27

30

19

458

Roy Hibbert, Indiana

6

12

26

19

21

352

Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City

11

11

13

23

21

342

Emeka Okafor, Washington

10

12

7

28

34

333

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