Lakers' Lamar Odom To Be Named NBA Sixth Man Of The Year

Lamar Odom will be named the 2010-11 NBA Sixth Man of the Year Tuesday in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times reports. Odom came off the bench in 47 of his 82 games for the Los Angeles Lakers this season, his third as the third big man in Phil Jackson's rotation behind Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol. Given regular injuries to Bynum, Odom has been forced into the starting lineup at time. But he's been brilliant off the bench, averaging 13 points and 7.5 rebounds in 28.5 minutes.

Voting results are yet to be released, but Jason Terry, Glen Davis and George Hill are expected to follow Odom in the voting. The Sixth Man award almost always goes to a great bench scorer; Odom has the lowest total points per game average (bench and starting) for a winner since Mike Miller in 2006. Each of the last four winners -- Jamal Crawford, Terry, Manu Ginobili and Leandro Barbosa, in reverse chronological order -- topped 18 points per game. Odom is the first Sixth Man of the Year to top eight rebounds per game since Anthony Mason in 1995.

No Laker had ever before won the Sixth Man award, which began in 1983. Odom finished sixth in voting in 2010, earning one of 120 first-place votes. Crawford won in a landslide.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.