NBA Sixth Man of the Year Power Rankings: Austin Reaves rises, Malik Monk falls

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3. Caris LeVert

Last week's rank: 3

The Brooklyn Nets swingman has had a tough go in recent outings but still sports fantastic stats off the bench. In two games since returning from injury, Caris LeVert averaged 9.0 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 5.5 assists per game.

However, over the course of the season, LeVert holds averages of 16.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 1.2 steals per game. He's a skilled scorer and an advanced playmaker.

Alike many other Sixth Man candidates, LeVert substitutes efficiency for volume. This season, he's shooting just 41.9 percent from the floor and 31.1 percent from behind the arc. Both would be career lows if continued.

While LeVert lacks quality efficiency metrics, he's an indispensable part of the Cavaliers' roster. LeVert ranks in the top 50 in the NBA in usage rate. Whether he's playing with the first or second unit, he provides an abundance of playmaking.

Both Cleveland lead guards, Darius Garland and Donovan Mitchell miss about 10-to-15 games per year. Whenever one of the Cavs' stars is out of commission, LeVert is tasked with filling in, and he does so admirably.

Sans Mitchell, LeVert averages 17.7 points per game. And without Garland in the lineup, LeVert's averages hike up even more. LeVert averages 21.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game in the absence of Garland.