NBA Sixth Man of the Year Power Rankings: Austin Reaves rises, new name makes list

Dec 16, 2023; Portland, Oregon, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Tim Hardaway Jr.
Dec 16, 2023; Portland, Oregon, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. / Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports
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4. Bogdan Bogdanovic

Last week's rank: 7

Another riser who could soon find himself at the top of the list, Bogdan Bogdanovic. The Serbian guard has been on quite the run. His aesthetic scoring has led to games of 40, 20, and 20 points over the past week.

Like Reid, Bogdanovic went off in a beginning-of-the-week performance. The Atlanta Hawks guard scored 40 points and knocked down 10 3-pointers in a loss against the Denver Nuggets.

Bogdanovic shot 58.3 percent from the floor and 58.8 percent from beyond the arc in the losing effort. Two days later against the Toronto Raptors, Bogdanovic scored 20 points, but also added five assists and four steals. He also finished with a plus-five plus/minus on the night, the highest on the team.

Despite a bench role, the Atlanata sharpshooter has scored more than 20 points in every game since December 2nd. And he's scored in double-digits in every game since October 30th.

Bogdanovic has been one of the most valuable players on the entire Atlanta roster this season. The Hawks are 11.1 points better when Bogdanovic is on the court.

Although it would be extremely difficult for a perimeter-oriented player like Bodganovic, a 50/40/90 is possible. He's shooting 46. percent from the floor, 41.0 percent from beyond the arc, and 92.1 percent from the free throw line.

Bogdanovic's offense dominance had led to a top 50 ranking in true shooting percentage, 3-point shooting, offensive box plus/minus, and offensive win shares.