Thursday, May 10th, 2012 at 12:55 pm  |  22 responses

James Harden Named the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year

As expected, James Harden has won the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award. He was presented with the the trophy this afternoon: “Harden, who led all NBA reserves in scoring (16.8 ppg), came off the bench in 60 of 62 games he appeared in, helping Oklahoma City finish with the NBA’s third-best record (47-19). Harden received 584 of a possible 595 points, including 115 of a possible 119 first-place votes, from a panel of 119 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada. Louis Williams, who led the Philadelphia 76ers in scoring (14.9 ppg) despite not starting a single game, finished second with 231 points. Jason Terry of the Dallas Mavericks, who won the award in 2008-09, finished third with 81 points. In order to be eligible for this award, players had to have come off the bench in more games than they started. Players were awarded five points for each first-place vote, three points for each second-place vote and one point for each third-place vote.”

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  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    James Harden wins 6th man. Which is newsworthy in the same way that Christmas Music is informative of the season.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    My favorite award… Well-deserved.

  • bmorezbest

    wow i didn’t see that coming, thats the same thing he said

  • http://Roosterteeth.com Caboose

    In other news, Jason Kidd is old, Dwight Howard wants out of Orlando, and there was a lockout this season.

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    if we have a thunder v. clippers series i predict a flagrant from k-mart to harden

  • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhML7iq4dK491bduli Max

    LOL Caboose

  • da real

    I hope Lou Williams was the runner up, he had a great season off the bensh as well. I cant believe Harden wifed up Trina!?!?! SMH

  • http://www.yahoo.com berkamore

    I am so happy for him. During the lockout this summer, James Harden was at the Drew League in Los Angeles all the time. I think that dude probably played every day. (He was always there when I went) I am happy that all that hard work paid off. (there’s no mystery really, you work on your game, good things happen). And he’s also a very nice guy. Congratulations to James Harden.

  • LA Huey

    Harden is a better teammate than a 6th man. Dude’s a top 5 SG and he’s doesn’t gripe about not starting. How much do they pay him, when the time comes? Does he get the same as Russbrook?

  • AsadSaleh3

    They can’t afford to pay him like Westbrook. He’ll either have to take less money than he deserves or go to another team.

  • Otis

    In other news: Bear admits, “Yes, I did sh!t in the woods.”


    Deserved it easily. ASU in the House !!

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    One of my favorite players in the league now. This guy is a straight up boss.
    Question: Who would you rather have on your team, Harden or Westbrook?

  • LA Huey

    Good question, Teddy. While it’s really important to have a quality PG in this league, having a elite SG is a rare commodity. I’d go with Harden

  • http://Roosterteeth.com Caboose

    Cosign Huey. Honestly, I think Russ tends to get overrated at times.

  • Daniel

    Harden no doubt about it @ Teddy

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Yeah I like Russ but I’d probably go with Harden too… I don’t know though, he has a huge advantage playing with Durant and Westbrook.

  • RunNGun

    HARDEN definitely deserves this. I wonder if OKC will go over into lux to keep him?

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    .First and foremost, in today’s NBA you can’t win if you can’t defend the point.
    .Second, As great as Harden’s been, he has never proven he could be a primary guy on a team for 82 games.
    .third, Westbrook has more potential at either position then Harden does.

  • deadbored

    if i had a NBA team i would choose Harden, purely because he is a good guy and westbrook is a bit immature. If you are going off talent westbrook is pretty far ahead.

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    The greatest beard in NBA History.
    Mike Woodson had the 2nd greatest beard in NBA History.

  • http://www.slamonline.com king

    congrats. there really wasn’t any competition