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Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox was named the runaway winner of the NBA’s inaugural Jerry West Clutch Player of the Year Award Tuesday night, capping a stellar season for the sixth-year guard, who has played a huge part in Sacramento’s dramatic resurgence this season.

Fox earned 91 out of 100 possible first-place votes and 460 out of a possible 500 total points to cruise to the award, which he’d been seen as the massive favorite to win. He was followed in the voting by Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (one first-place vote, 104 total points) and Chicago Bulls forward DeMar DeRozan (80 total points).

Several players received a first-place vote for the inaugural award, including New York Knicks guard Jalen Brunson, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Dallas Mavericks guard Kyrie Irving and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, who received two first-place votes.

Fox, who led the NBA in clutch scoring with 194 total points, spearheaded countless late-game surges this season, propelling Sacramento to not only its first playoff berth in nearly 20 years but the third overall seed in the Western Conference. His late-game heroics have since staked Sacramento to a 2-0 lead in its best-of-seven first round series against their Northern California rivals, and the NBA’s defending champions, the Golden State Warriors.

It was a career-year for Fox this season, averaging career-highs in points per game (25.0) as well as field goal percentage (51.2). DeRozan and Butler, meanwhile, finished second and third in the NBA in clutch scoring this season behind Fox.

This marked the first season the Jerry West award was handed out, named for one of the sport’s all-time great players who was known for his clutch heroics throughout his Hall of Fame career with the Los Angeles Lakers. The award was part of the league’s rebranding of the awards process, including renaming several of the trophies as well as redesigning them.

Fox was the second award winner to be announced in as many days, after Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. earned his first Defensive Player of the Year award Monday night. The NBA will announce its Coach of the Year winner — heavily expected to be Fox’s coach, Mike Brown — Wednesday, followed by its Sixth Man of the Year award on Thursday.

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Kings’ De’Aaron Fox named first ever Clutch Player of Year