6MOY: Isaiah Thomas
Honorable Mention: Gerald Green
Isaiah Thomas might not be registering on the nationwide Sixth Man of the Year radar like we all thought he would, but it’s still hard to give this award to Gerald Green when I.T. is shooting a better field goal percentage, a better three-point percentage and is averaging more points and assists per game.
Though he’s not quite as electrifying as Green, who thrills the crowds at US Airways Center with his violent dunks and microwave act of heating up in a hurry, Thomas is fully capable of making back-breaking threes off the bench as well.
Plus, how can we forget the time Thomas became a vigilante against flopping when it came to Pablo Prigioni?
Averaging 14.5 points and 3.7 assists per game, Thomas is also shooting 38.8 percent from downtown. When he joins Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe late in games, the Suns form a tenacious point guard hydra that outscores its opponents by 15.5 points per 100 possessions, according to NBA.com.
This really could be a co-award, since both reserves have taken over games off the bench at various points this season. But Green’s inconsistency makes it hard to choose him over IT, so instead, we’ll give Thomas the award while appreciating G-Air-ld’s entertaining contributions with some highlights:
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