Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden was named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award winner today. Harden received 115 first place votes out of 119.
Harden was the easy choice for the award from the day the regular season started. He averaged 16.8 points, 3.7 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game during the regular season.
Harden had a breakout game in Game 4 against the Dallas Mavericks in the first round proving just how valuable of a player he is, scoring 15 points in the final quarter to help Oklahoma City erase a 13-point deficit.
Lou Williams of Philadelphia finished second in the voting and received three first place votes. Don’t let those three guys watch basketball anymore.
Jason Terry finished third in the voting and Taj Gibson actually received one first place vote. Again, no more basketball watching for you sir.