Lou Williams Discusses The Sixth Man Of The Year Award

Rufina Vignone
Giugno 27, 2017

When push came to shove, however, there was only one man for the position. After seeing Milwaukee Bucks point guard Malcolm Brogdon take home NBA Rookie of the Year, Houston Rockets shooting guard Eric Gordon took home the second major award of the evening, winning Kia Sixth Man of the Year.

Prior to this season, Gordon had only come off the bench 19 times during his National Basketball Association career. Coming off the bench could not stifle his scoring, though. That mark was also fourth in the National Basketball Association.

Iguodala averaged 7.6 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 3.4 assists, per game, while shooting a career-high 52.8 percent from the field. Gordon was a huge part of Mike D'Antoni's uptempo, 3-point-happy offense that was second in the National Basketball Association in offensive rating. However, Gordon took hold of the narrative in the season's first few months and managed to win voter support with his terrific shooting. He only started in 15 of them, making him eligible for Sixth Man of the Year.

Williams was acquired from the Los Angeles Lakers before the trade deadline, giving the Rockets two dynamite options off the bench. Gordon took full advantage of D'Antoni's three-point agenda by attempting nearly nine threes in 31 minutes and averaging 16.2 points this season. And while the victor of the MVP award will rightfully garner the most attention, there are a few other awards that are also up for grabs.

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