NBA Sixth Man of the Year Power Rankings: Where does Mavs' Tim Hardaway Jr. land?

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3. Caris LeVert

One of the more underrated players in the league year in and year out, is Caris LeVert. While LeVert is not typically mentioned in the Sixth Man of the Year competition, it's likely because he's been a spotstarter for the majority of his career.

This season, it's looking like LeVert's bench role is solidified. Even if his role coming off the bench equates to 33 minutes per ball game, six more per game than the next highest player on the list, he's still starting the game on the sidelines.

Playing for the Cavaliers, LeVert has had to consistently shift his playstyle. Whether it be manning the second unit or playing alongside ball-dominant guards, Donovan Mitchell or Darius Garland, LeVert has admirably filled his role.

He's shooting the three-ball the most in his career, but he's also scoring by his preferred method, getting to the rim. LeVert is tied for 15th in drives per game and leads all bench players in this category.

He does a fantastic job of breaking the defense down and scoring within 10 feet or dishing to the open man. LeVert averages 3.8 assists per game while only turning it over 1.3 times per game.

LeVert ranks 16th in turnover percentage. And of the top 16 players in the category, he ranks third in minutes played. LeVert's impact goes beyond individual contributions. He's an important figure in the Cavs' successes.

The Cavs offense is far superior with the Michigan product on the floor. When LeVert is on the floor, the Cavs' offensive rating sits at 116.2. And when he's off, it drops 12.2 points to 104.0.

LeVert is a key cog in the Cleveland rotation and a necessary component to have on the court when either Mitchell or Garland sits.