To be the Sixth Man of the Year, it helps to score a lot of points on a well-known team. Kevin Martin has that covered and also has the added virtue of scoring those points efficiently.
Martin is hitting nearly 44 percent of his three-point attempts and only shooting while open for the most part. This helps fill the Harden void nicely because Oklahoma City already has enough shot creation in the form of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.
Sixth Man Odds: 20 percent
You're talking to the wrong guy here. I don't understand the Jamal Crawford obsession, especially when it gave way to All-Star buzz.
Don't get me wrong, Jamal's been good. I'm just not blown away by the (adequate) 54 percent true shooting, especially when it comes with some horrendous defense.
He scores, though, and he's on a good team. Voters like scorers and winners.
Sixth Man Odds: 30 percent
With apologies to Manu Ginobili, I'm leaving him off this list. Manu may very well be deserving, but there's no way that voters will give him another Sixth Man award.
Jack, on the other hand, is a fresh new story. He serves perfectly as the bridge between Stephen Curry's point guard and off-guard duties, often running the offense in crunch time.
Jack's playing near 30 minutes and he's averaging 5.6 assists. He's also scoring at an efficient clip, with better than 56 percent true shooting.
Sixth Man Odds: 15 percent