2021 NBA Sixth Man of the Year Update

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - FEBRUARY 12: Jordan Clarkson #00 of the Utah Jazz in action during a game against the Milwaukee Bucks at Vivint Smart Home Arena on February 12, 2021 in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
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In a 2019-20 NBA season utterly unlike anything proceeding it, Los Angeles Clippers’ forward Montrezl Harrell brought home the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award after averaging 18.6 points and 7.1 rebounds to go along with a league-leading 11 double-doubles coming off the bench.

Now on the Los Angeles Lakers, Harrell is still a top-five candidate to repeat after most squads have played approximately 30 games, but it’s currently the Utah Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson’s award to lose.

Drafted late in the second round of the 2014 NBA Draft, the point guard’s critical role off the bench is a big reason for the Jazz’s league-best 25-6 record out the gate. The former Missouri star is averaging 18.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 2.1 assists on 44.7 percent shooting from the field. 

It’s all incredibly impressive for a guy playing 26.2 minutes per contest.

NBA Sixth Man of the Year Candidates

Here are your odds for the best man coming off the bench this season.

PlayerTeamOdds
Jordan ClarksonUtah Jazz-250
Eric GordonToronto Raptors+600
Chris BoucherToronto Raptors+700
Terrence RossOrlando Magic+2000
Montrezl HarrellLos Angeles Lakers+2500
Shake MiltonPhiladelphia 76ers+2500
Goran DragicMiami Heat+3000
Lou WilliamsLos Angeles Clippers+3500
Derrick RoseNew York Knicks+4000
Danilo GallinariAtlanta Hawks+5000
Austin RiversNew York Knicks+5000
Brandon ClarkeMemphis Grizzlies+8000
De’Anthony MeltonMemphis Grizzlies+8000
Kevin HuerterAtlanta Hawks+8000
Lonnie WalkerSan Antonio Spurs+8000
Aaron HolidayIndiana Pacers+8000
Dennis SchröderLos Angeles Lakers+10000
Tyler HerroMiami Heat+10000
Joe InglesUtah Jazz+10000
Trey BurkeDallas Mavericks+10000
Alec BurksNew York Knicks+10000
Grant WilliamsBoston Celtics+10000
Luke KennardLos Angeles Clippers+10000
Eric PaschallGolden State Warriors+10000
Gary Trent Jr.Portland Trail Blazers+10000
Jeff TeagueBoston Celtics+10000
Malik BeasleyMinnesota Timberwolves+10000
Rodney HoodPortland Trail Blazers+10000
Rajon RondoAtlanta Hawks+10000
Matisse ThybullePhiladelphia 76ers+10000
JaMychal GreenDenver Nuggets+10000
Cameron JohnsonPhoenix Suns+10000
DeMarcus CousinsHouston Rockets+10000
Kevin Porter Jr.Houston Rockets+10000
George HillOklahoma City Thunder+10000
Jabari ParkerSacramento Kings+10000
Derrick Jones Jr.Portland Trail Blazers+10000
Markieff MorrisLos Angeles Lakers+10000
Cory JosephSacramento Kings+10000
Landry ShametBrooklyn Nets+10000
Cole AnthonyOrlando Magic+10000
Kyle KuzmaLos Angeles Lakers+10000
Torrey CraigMilwaukee Bucks+10000
D.J. AugustinMilwaukee Bucks+10000
Derrick FavorsUtah Jazz+10000
Dwight HowardPhiladelphia 76ers+10000
JJ RedickNew Orleans Pelicans+10000
Enes KanterPortland Trail Blazers+10000

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Andy Coffaro is a sports journalist and managing editor with published work in USA Today, MSN, HERO Sports, The Mercury News, East Bay Times, Phil Steele’s College Football Preview magazine, and more. He graduated from San José State University with a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Kinesiology. Follow him on Twitter @andycoffaro.

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