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Celticsfan2007
10-16-2012, 04:48 PM
Title says it all. I'll name a few off the top of my head, but....

Who do you feel wins the award and why?

JR Smith
Jason Terry
Ray Allen
James Harden
Antawn Jamison
Wilson Chandler
Manu Ginobli

KnicksorBust
10-16-2012, 04:49 PM
Harden

Gibby23
10-16-2012, 04:49 PM
James Harden by a mile.

P Harvy
10-16-2012, 04:49 PM
Budinger

xxplayerxx23
10-16-2012, 04:50 PM
Smith :p Nah I think its Harden or Wilson chandler as a darkhorse.

_KB24_
10-16-2012, 04:51 PM
Allen for the simple fact that I'm not completely sure if Harden remains a Thunder by season's end.

Pacerlive
10-16-2012, 04:52 PM
Gerald Green dark horse.

Im_in_Mia_bish
10-16-2012, 04:54 PM
terry because boston would use him very well. imo

ray allen could also potentially be in the mix, and ginobli and of course harden.

those 4, everyone else nope.

1. terry
2. harden
3. ginobli
4. allen

xxplayerxx23
10-16-2012, 04:55 PM
In B4 DMF says a net is in the running.

Celticsfan2007
10-16-2012, 05:02 PM
My homer pick is certainly Terry.

My obvious pick would be Harden, but I'm not sure he stays on the bench this entire season...

I'm gonna go with JR Smith. For some reason, I think this is the year he finally becomes an efficient scorer and proves to everyone that he should probably be starting.

Jesse2272
10-16-2012, 05:07 PM
JR Smith

JOhnnyTHaJet
10-16-2012, 05:13 PM
Should be between Allen and Harden.

A solid sleeper candidate could be Marshon Brooks (yeah, screw you, I'm being a homer)

KnickaBocka.44
10-16-2012, 05:21 PM
Allen for the simple fact that I'm not completely sure if Harden remains a Thunder by season's end.

This is very possible, and for that reason I'm inclined to go with my boy J.R. Swish.

On top of being a potent scorer, he's an underrated passer and showed improved effort on defense last season. I also expect him to play starter minutes off the bench and finish out most games.

Smith will be counted on as the 3rd scoring option on the Knicks this year and I think he will thrive in a full season playing for a coach who finally has confidence in his abilities and gives him consistent opportunities to showcase his talent.


Sidenote: I can't stand referencing singular players from OKC, Miami, Utah and Orlando because it sounds so stupid calling someone "a Jazz" or "a Magic". I think I'm going to start calling them "a Jazz instrument" in the case of a Jazz player or "a Magician" in the case of a Magic player. Haven't thought of a substitute name for the other two yet though.

Jint.
10-16-2012, 05:26 PM
Harden
Manu
JR Smith

AWC713
10-16-2012, 05:27 PM
jeremy lamb or carlos delfino

LongIslandIcedZ
10-16-2012, 05:28 PM
Harden if he stays the 6th man the whole year, dont think he will though.

I kinda like JR, but Terry is an option as well, and Brooks is an offshot, but a sleeper.

airforceones25
10-16-2012, 05:35 PM
Not one of the Clippers 3 6th man candidates. This list is fraud. Lol


Bledsoe, Crawford and Odom

Da Knicks
10-16-2012, 05:44 PM
Jr Swish or Harden

topdog
10-16-2012, 05:46 PM
I don't want to come across as homerish, but nonetheless I will offer a couple of darkhorse candidates I could see pulling it out:

Derrick Williams

Chase Budinger

Unless Roy or AK47 go down, these guys will be coming off the bench (which is uncertain with Harden and some others) and both can put up points in bunches. If the Wolves play well, they certainly could be in the running.

LanceUpperCut
10-16-2012, 05:46 PM
Money pick J.Harden

Sleeper pick J.Crawford

Homer pick J.Calderon

theheatles
10-16-2012, 06:22 PM
Harden is going to win it, but this award is crap...I'm sick of these 6th man guys that play high starter minutes and they are good players so they are essential locks for this award.

Aleksandar
10-16-2012, 06:41 PM
I have zero faith in JR Smith. It's just been too long, I don't think he ever becomes better contributor than he is now..

But I wouldn't mind if he proves me wrong. With his immense talent, he'd probably quickly become one of my favorite players!

LoveMeOrHateMe
10-16-2012, 06:49 PM
Jamison

TheNumber37
10-16-2012, 06:54 PM
Jeff green I like. but they do have terry. I have to go with Harden.
I really hope this is the year Jr puts it together. 15, 4 and 4.

mike_noodles
10-16-2012, 06:57 PM
I'm thinking JET. My homer pick is Jose Calderon.

jmoney85
10-16-2012, 06:58 PM
gerald green

Lakers + Giants
10-16-2012, 07:00 PM
If ray ray has a shot then so does Jamison.

Rylz
10-16-2012, 07:09 PM
Harden's the clear favorite, but I don't think many non-Jazz fans realize that Paul Millsap may be coming off the bench this year to allow Favors to develop and improve the Jazz's defense from the outset of games. It's still not confirmed, but many Jazz insiders have hinted that that might be the case. If so, he's definitely a candidate.

MrfadeawayJB
10-16-2012, 07:14 PM
Harden in his last year at OKC

leprechaun5
10-16-2012, 07:18 PM
My homer pick is certainly Terry.

My obvious pick would be Harden, but I'm not sure he stays on the bench this entire season...

I'm gonna go with JR Smith. For some reason, I think this is the year he finally becomes an efficient scorer and proves to everyone that he should probably be starting.

My homer pick will be green ahead of terry ,he has a lot to prove ,

heyman321
10-16-2012, 07:19 PM
Brook Lopez

topdog
10-16-2012, 07:20 PM
Harden's the clear favorite, but I don't think many non-Jazz fans realize that Paul Millsap may be coming off the bench this year to allow Favors to develop and improve the Jazz's defense from the outset of games. It's still not confirmed, but many Jazz insiders have hinted that that might be the case. If so, he's definitely a candidate.

Good point. I don't think anyone outside of SLC knows quite what the situation is with Jefferson, Millsap, Favors, and Kanter.

2-ONE-5
10-16-2012, 07:25 PM
Nick Young, book it.

Avenged
10-16-2012, 07:35 PM
Harden will always win this until he starts like he should.

TheSource
10-16-2012, 07:42 PM
Harden
Terry
Allen
Ginobli
Jamison

b1e9a8r5s
10-16-2012, 07:43 PM
I doubt he wins the award, but I got to mention Taj Gibson. Think he's going to have a big year off the bench.

Beltrans Mole
10-16-2012, 07:51 PM
Nick Young, book it.

.....:rolleyes:

Gram
10-16-2012, 07:52 PM
Gram Harden or JR Gram.

Stunner
10-16-2012, 08:01 PM
Taj Gibson

VinceCarter
10-16-2012, 08:10 PM
Andray Blatche! :)

tp13baby
10-16-2012, 09:57 PM
This is very possible, and for that reason I'm inclined to go with my boy J.R. Swish.

On top of being a potent scorer, he's an underrated passer and showed improved effort on defense last season. I also expect him to play starter minutes off the bench and finish out most games.

Smith will be counted on as the 3rd scoring option on the Knicks this year and I think he will thrive in a full season playing for a coach who finally has confidence in his abilities and gives him consistent opportunities to showcase his talent.


Sidenote: I can't stand referencing singular players from OKC, Miami, Utah and Orlando because it sounds so stupid calling someone "a Jazz" or "a Magic". I think I'm going to start calling them "a Jazz instrument" in the case of a Jazz player or "a Magician" in the case of a Magic player. Haven't thought of a substitute name for the other two yet though.

hahahaha good luck with that. Karl gave him more than enough chances to erupt as a potent scorer. he will average near 12 but thats not 6 man of the year caliber.

Stuckey#3
10-16-2012, 10:37 PM
Marshon Brooks dark horse

Corey Maggette homer pick.

waveycrockett
10-16-2012, 10:40 PM
Marhson Brooks

waveycrockett
10-16-2012, 10:41 PM
Brook Lopez

Landry Fields. Oh wait...

Raps18-19 Champ
10-16-2012, 10:42 PM
Harden will repeat.

KnickaBocka.44
10-16-2012, 10:52 PM
hahahaha good luck with that. Karl gave him more than enough chances to erupt as a potent scorer. he will average near 12 but thats not 6 man of the year caliber.

He gave him chances, but not consistently. A player can't truly play their game if they have reason to be worried about their coach yanking him out at any given moment. Karl has been quoted many times stating his disdain for J.R. as both a person and a player so I wouldn't exactly consider that a great environment for someone like J.R. to play in.

The_Jamal
10-16-2012, 11:07 PM
Marcus Thornton is someone to watch if the Kings sniff respectability this season. He'll likely be our 6th man this season and he's one of the most explosive scorers in the NBA

Matrix3132
10-16-2012, 11:12 PM
Probably Harden but is there any chance they move him into the starting line up this season? I thought maybe if the lakers live up to their potential.

Sleeper pick: Andray Blatche

seikou8
10-16-2012, 11:56 PM
harden is almost a lock hopefully jr can actually try to get the rim this season and not long jumpers

jmoney85
10-17-2012, 12:04 AM
andray blatche

xxplayerxx23
10-17-2012, 12:07 AM
Blatche :laugh2:
Harden or Manu.

STL Don
10-17-2012, 02:21 AM
Manu if healthy, always a leading candidate..

I could see Jason Terry becoming a fan favorite rather quickly in Boston. I expect high energy and a lot of emotion from him which is a great fit for the Celtics and the type of player he is, being a veteran and clutch shooter, he should be a great fit and might be able to extend his career a few more years at a high level with a fresh new start on a playoff team.

If things go well for the Hawks this season and their key players (Horford & Smith) can stay healthy, they could surprise once again out East and may make a strong push for the playoffs and Lou Williams can be a prime factor for them in that 6th man spot. He's a solid scorer with playmaking ability. Should be a good fit.

Who knows, Jamal Crawford might find his zone in Los Angeles and have a big year offensively coming off the bench being that Billups is projected to be the starter. With Paul as the quarterback, anything can happen.

Probably an outside shot for Jamison but I like him as a candidate and not just because I'm being a 'homer'. :D
I believe he's still got a decent amount of ball left in him and now in a reduced role as the go-to man off the bench in which is in dire need of a player like Jamison to lead the unit that struggled last year, he could have a very productive season for LA and help produce a lot of wins for them.

Even though he's up there in age, Ray Ray has to be a man brought up in this conversation and someone you gotta like for this award if he can stay healthy.
Playing on that team with those star players, he can benefit a whole lot with that shooting touch considering how many times he'll likely be open for that split second.

I'm not so sure about Chandler on the Nuggets. I believe he has the capability to even be a starter for most teams in this league but he's got to go out there, take that next step in his game, and produce on a nightly basis. He's got big game ability, but he's gotta spread it out a little more and show up every game ready to ball hard, night in, night out.

Derrick Williams? Me personally, I'd like to see him get traded due to the fact that he's stuck behind Love at PF and they have depth at SF now with AK and Chase Budinger.
I am not ready to give up on Williams however, I still think he can become the player he was expected to be and did show strides in his rookie season.

My prediction - James Harden

He's becoming an all star type player in this league and should only continue to grow as long as he gets a new contract in OKC and then continue developing along with KD, Westbrook and co.

letsgobrownies7
10-17-2012, 02:37 AM
Jet

thechom80
10-17-2012, 03:05 AM
JJ Balkis

King41
10-17-2012, 06:55 AM
j.crowder would win it easily but he don't get the 6th men spot

eso
10-17-2012, 07:13 AM
Jamison.. as the Lakers bench is that bad and Nash will be passing him the ball.

BigEasy1323
10-17-2012, 07:53 AM
Taj Gibson

With Asik in Houston Gibson will be getting big minutes at the 4 and 5 spot in Chicago.

Non-homer pick is Harden or Ginobli (most likely Harden)

Bcounce13
10-17-2012, 08:08 AM
Harden, or Allen
Sleeper M Brooks

minnesotaloyal
10-17-2012, 08:37 AM
Budinger
I agree with this statement, but i also think harden wins it. He could be starter on most teams.

BklynKnicks3
10-17-2012, 08:46 AM
disgrace to not have jamal crawford on that list

xcrisisx
10-17-2012, 09:04 AM
I think that guy on the heat I used to know
he can stroke the 3 pretty well, but spoel should run plays with screens to use him right, and he doesn't run plays at all

Im_in_Mia_bish
10-17-2012, 10:23 AM
I think that guy on the heat I used to know
he can stroke the 3 pretty well, but spoel should run plays with screens to use him right, and he doesn't run plays at all

Did you lose his phone number? :P

Utd7
10-17-2012, 10:23 AM
Hmmm alot of good, quality candidates. I know Harden is the obvious choice and he should be but I'll go with a sleeper pick and say Terry.

Bravo95
10-17-2012, 11:43 AM
Lou Williams could very well lead the Hawks in scoring (20+) off the bench, like he did with Philly.

If the Atlanta stays afloat in the East, he's got a chance.

jmoney85
10-17-2012, 11:56 AM
Lou Williams could very well lead the Hawks in scoring (20+) off the bench, like he did with Philly.

If the Atlanta stays afloat in the East, he's got a chance.

yea right lol


lou williams will not outscore Josh Smith

KnickaBocka.44
10-17-2012, 11:59 AM
yea right lol


lou williams will not outscore Josh Smith

You do realize that Josh Smith just recorded a career high in scoring at 18.8 ppg last year, right? It's not like he is known for his scoring.

nycericanguy
10-17-2012, 12:07 PM
hahahaha good luck with that. Karl gave him more than enough chances to erupt as a potent scorer. he will average near 12 but thats not 6 man of the year caliber.

you're being a bit harsh, he's averaged OVER 12 every year since his rookie year. And with Brewer & Shump out early on, he will really get a chance to play alot.

I see him averaging closer to 15 this year.

koreancabbage
10-17-2012, 12:07 PM
Jamison

Bravo95
10-17-2012, 12:14 PM
yea right lol


lou williams will not outscore Josh Smith
I think I know my team pretty well. Josh has never averaged 20+, and he even though has put together streaks here and there over his career, he doesn't possess the killer instinct of a scorer like Lou does. Not saying LW will become Kobe or anything all of a sudden, but he will have more freedom (like Jamal Crawford when he won it with the Hawks) and Larry Drew wants a more fast-paced, guard-oriented offense. They will be the top two scorers on the team and I could see it going either way.

Blink
10-17-2012, 12:27 PM
JR Gram

Baller1
10-17-2012, 12:35 PM
Easily Harden, it'll be virtually unanimous.

C_Mund
10-17-2012, 12:40 PM
He gave him chances, but not consistently. A player can't truly play their game if they have reason to be worried about their coach yanking him out at any given moment. Karl has been quoted many times stating his disdain for J.R. as both a person and a player so I wouldn't exactly consider that a great environment for someone like J.R. to play in.

I like JR and he'll for sure be in the running, but I think the argument is that he doesn't care about his role, minutes, limitations, etc. He'll go out and shoot and shoot and shoot. That's what he's good at.
p.s. JR and Karl have patched it up and are actually amicable these days, I believe. The real problem is that JR's Dad is always in his ear telling him that he's better than the situation he's in, telling him to shoot, telling him the coach doesn't know what he's capable of.... That's how he was raised and that's how he'll be. I think Woodson will be much better for JR, but I don't see him changing his style of play all together.

I Rock Shaqs
10-17-2012, 12:51 PM
Jason Terry
Ray Allen
???????

KnickaBocka.44
10-17-2012, 02:24 PM
I like JR and he'll for sure be in the running, but I think the argument is that he doesn't care about his role, minutes, limitations, etc. He'll go out and shoot and shoot and shoot. That's what he's good at.
p.s. JR and Karl have patched it up and are actually amicable these days, I believe. The real problem is that JR's Dad is always in his ear telling him that he's better than the situation he's in, telling him to shoot, telling him the coach doesn't know what he's capable of.... That's how he was raised and that's how he'll be. I think Woodson will be much better for JR, but I don't see him changing his style of play all together.

I read that Grantland story on him as well and I definitely think that part of his attitude in the early years can be attributed to his father egging him on.

Watching him last season though, compared to his earlier years, I could definitely see a more mature J.R. Smith in terms of his commitment to his overall game.

The last thing I want is for J.R. to change his style of play all together. He has an amazing skill set on offense, I just think that if he tempers his shot selection slightly and learns to play off of others then he can make a little bit of a jump. He is already one of the most dangerous 6th men in the league.

KnicksR4Real
10-17-2012, 03:33 PM
Think it's Ray Allen

heyman321
10-17-2012, 03:41 PM
Javale McGee, easily.

JasonJohnHorn
10-17-2012, 09:13 PM
We don't even know who is going to be fawking starting or coming off the bench yet? How can we make a prediction like this? lol

Ebbs
10-17-2012, 09:16 PM
Harden followed by Ray Allen

meloman1592
10-17-2012, 09:26 PM
JR Smith

dalton749
10-18-2012, 01:17 AM
jose calderon

IgglesFanInCO
10-18-2012, 01:24 AM
Harden or Allen

only one on that list with no shot at all is Smith though

jbelmar4
10-19-2012, 10:25 PM
James Harden

THE MTL
10-19-2012, 11:16 PM
Do ppl usually win the award more than once? I dont recall. But if they can.....then James Harden should easily take it. If he cant, then imma go with homer pick JR Smith (its time to break out)

THE MTL
10-19-2012, 11:17 PM
Javale McGee, easily.

There is no way McGee stays on the bench for the whole season. If he isnt the starter by mid-season something has gone HORRIBLY wrong. Mozglov is no good.

akesh99
10-19-2012, 11:25 PM
Harden
Terry
Manu
Allen
Jamison

tapajafri
10-19-2012, 11:26 PM
Bobby Jackson or Maurice Taylor

PhillyFaninLA
10-20-2012, 06:40 AM
I'll agree with many of you and say Harden is the safest pick.

A dark horse (and a biased pick) Nick Young. Last year Lou Williams was a guy worthy of consideration and I think Nick Young will give as much as Lou even if he has 1 point or 2 lower average.

Cal827
10-20-2012, 07:03 AM
Eddy Curry

LongWayFromHome
10-20-2012, 03:02 PM
Probably won't win it but I think Elton Brand will be a candidate.

6th man = best bench player who gets 30+ minutes a night.

Its actually kind of a stupid award when you think about it.

mrblisterdundee
10-20-2012, 03:12 PM
1. James Harden
2. Ray Allen
3. Manu Ginobili
4. Antawn Jamison
5. Jason Terry