Lamar Odom wins Sixth Man of the Year Award

by April 19, 2011

Although he started 35 games, Lakers forward Lamar Odom has won the Sixth Man of the Year Award. The only requirement to win the award is for a player to come in as a reserve more games than he starts. From the LA Times: “Lakers forward Lamar Odom has won the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year Award, according to multiple league officials. Odom will receive the award later today at a hotel near LAX. Kobe Bryant had a similar award ceremony near LAX when he won the MVP award in 2008. Odom, 31, averaged 14.4 points and 8.7 rebounds while playing all 82 regular-season games. He shot a career-best 53%, started 35 games and helped the Lakers weather the in-and-out tendencies of Andrew Bynum. Dallas guard Jason Terry was considered Odom’s main competition for the award.”