James Harden Wins 2012 NBA Sixth Man Of The Year, According To Report

As more of the 2012 NBA awards begin to roll out, Oklahoma City Thunder big man James Harden is expected to be named the NBA's Sixth Man Of The Year, according to a report by The Oklahoman.

The Oklahoma City Thunder has scheduled a news conference for Thursday afternoon, during which time James Harden is expected to be formally introduced as the NBA's 2011-12 Sixth Man of the Year, The Oklahoman has learned.

The official announcement by the NBA is expected later on Thursday, but Harden led all bench players in the NBA in scoring with 16.8 points per game, which is also a career high for Harden. Harden also averaged just over 30 minutes per game with 4.1 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game. Last season Harden finished seventh in voting for the award, but was a big part of the Thunder's second place record in the Western Conference this season.

Harden is the first player in Thunder/Sonics history to win the award.

For more on the Oklahoma City Thunder visit SB Nation's Thunder blog Welcome To Loud City and SB Nation Kansas City.

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