NBA Predictions: Who Will Be League 6th Man of the Year?
Iguodala will always find himself near the top of the list in this category. As one of the best players on one of the best teams, coming off the bench, he definitely makes his case.
“The Sixth Man of the Year in the NBA will be Andre Iguodala. A selfless, do-it-all veteran, Iguodala will fill in whenever Kevin Durant or Draymond Green needs a breather and should complete an even deadlier “death” lineup this year for Golden State. An elite defender, rebounder and sufficient scorer, Golden State hit the jackpot on Iggy when they slotted him into the sixth man spot.”
– Evan Siegel
“With Kevin Durant coming to Golden State, the Warriors had to let go of some of their core bench pieces as a result. With Speights, Barbosa, Ezeli and others gone, this will put even more emphasis on Andre Iguodala in the second unit. This is why he is my pick.
Jamal Crawford will challenge again, but I think Iguodala off the bench will be even more important this year as the Warriors should finish first out West again.”
– Isaac Harris
“With the thinning of Golden State’s bench, Iggy’s impact will be even more noticeable. Beyond Shaun Livingston the Warrior’s bench lineup is not pretty, but Iguodala is a serious impact player that helps on both ends of the court. He doesn’t score as much as the typical 6th man, but he does everything else well and is certainly one of the best candidate’s.”
– Marvin J. Hanke
“As much as Jamal Crawford will deserve it, I can’t see him getting it a 4th time. If Kerr keeps bringing Iggy off the bench as expected, he’ll anchor a very strong group and will probably start in the Finals again to guard LeBron. While Crawford is much more fun to watch, Iggy does the little things that help his team win, which makes him the perfect 6th Man for Golden State.”
– Shawn James
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