The 1982-83 NBA season was the first year that the league honored the Sixth Man of the Year.
Every year since, the NBA has given the award to the best player to come off of the bench consistently for an NBA team.
As the league continues to add more talent, the competition for Sixth Man of the Year becomes more stiff. This year's list of sixth men includes past award winners, All-Stars, rookies and veterans.
With so many injuries depleting teams this season, the players for each team were based on who would ideally come off the bench if every player was healthy.