PHOENIX (AP) -Grant Hill of the Phoenix Suns has won the Joe Dumars trophy for outstanding sportsmanship in the NBA, becoming the first player to earn the award twice.
Hill, a 12-year NBA veteran, also won the award in 2005 with Orlando. The award is determined by a vote of NBA players.
Hill has struggled with a nagging right groin injury in the first two games of the Suns' first-round series against the San Antonio Spurs. Coach Mike D'Antoni said at the Friday morning shootaround that Hill would not start but would play Friday night in Game 3.
Leandro Barbosa will take Hill's spot in the starting lineup.
The Dumars trophy is presented to the player who reflects the ideals of sportsmanship - ethical behavior, fair play and integrity. Shane Battier of Houston finished second, followed by Brandon Roy of Portland.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Warriors vs. Thunder Game 4 Pick Will the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors have another big shootout tonight in Game 4 at 9PM...
Thumbnail Cavs vs. Raptors Game 4 Pick Can the Toronto Raptors even up the Eastern Conference Finals when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight at 8:30PM...
Thumbnail Warriors vs. Thunder Game 3 Pick Will the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors be in a slugfest in Game 3 of the Western...
Thumbnail Cavs vs. Raptors Game 3 Pick Can the Toronto Raptors look to get back into the Eastern Conference Finals when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 tonight at...
Thumbnail Raptors vs. Cavs Game 2 Pick Can the Toronto Raptors bounce back after a poor showing against the Cleveland Cavaliers when the two meet in...
More inNBA Articles  

NBA Team Pages