When the curtain drops on the 2019/2020 NBA season – suspended over coronavirus right now, one question everyone would look forward to finding answer to is, who won what in the individual awards?
And, of course, the season long excitement, entertainment and passion is complemented on the sidelines by an equally argument stirring predictions. One of such forecasts fans and everyone alike look forward to is who would clinch the 6th man of the year award.
Interestingly, this year’s award promises to go down the wire with several players legitimately laying claim to be considered.
But, what does the bookies say, how does each player stack up against each other?
In this post, that’s exactly what we set out to answer. Let’s go if you are ready!
With 2019/2020 NBA season coming to a close, it’s time we take a look at some of the players topping the chart for the 6th Man of the Year 2019/2020 award.
Schroder, Dennis (-134)
Schroder Dennis could become Oklahoma City Thunder first player to win NBA’s 6th Man of the Year award since James Harden won it in the 2011-2012 season. Schroder has been extraordinarily impactful for the Thunder this season.
Schroder has a solid shout at winning the award this season. For one most sportsbook thinks baring any last-minute surge from other candidates, he will be announced as the 6th Man of The Year with Unibet giving him a – 134 odds.
A look at past winners show, most are guards that score at a high level, which Schroder surely fits the same mold averaging 18.4 points per game making him the highest scoring bench player.
Harrell, MontrezI (+225)
Harrell Monterzl is having a stellar season even though he often starts from the bench for Los Angeles Clippers. He finished third on the leader board last season behind Williams Louis and would be looking to go all the way this season.
His scoring per game and rebounding are quite up there with minutes played. He has converted over half of all his 888 2-points attempts. Many think his playing as an offensive player could count against him considering the last time a non-backcourt player won the award was in 2010-2011 season by Lamar Odom of Lakers.
Williams, Louis (+225)
Williams Louis has won the 6th Man of The Year award two times in a row joining a select few on the list of those who have achieved such feat. For the past five seasons, Williams have utterly dominated the bench player rank.
The only time he didn’t make the top three list was during the 2015-16 season when he started 35 games and came off the bench in 32 effectively making him ineligible. The following yea he came 3rd and for the last two seasons have won the award.
And, if voter apathy doesn’t set in, Williams would likely go on to win his fourth 6th Man of the Year award.
Dragic, Goran (+6600)
After what seem like the season Dragic Goran would finally move on from Miami Heat but somehow, the deal to Dallas Mavericks fell through. He has gradual emerged as a positive influence on his team and favorite to win the 6th Man of the Year.
For the first 10 games, he was averaging 17 points, five assists and three rebounds per game. He has attempted 47 percent of his shoots from the field and 44 percent from the 3-point range.
Bertans, Davis (+10000)
While the Washington Wizards have had a slow start to the season, their offseason acquisition Bertans Davis have been able to establish himself as a top bench player for his new team.
Before the move to the Wizards, Bertans averaged 8.0 points and 3.5 rebounds from the bench. However, he has managed to contribute 15.4 points and 4.7 rebounds in 30.0 minutes per contest. He has scored 44.9 percent of his shoots.