Favorite: Kevin Martin
The Oklahoma City Thunder made a difficult decision before the season and traded away their valuable sixth man, James Harden. The trio of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Harden seemed like a force to be reckoned with for a long time.
The only issue was money. The Thunder weren't going to be able to pay Harden the kind of money he wanted, while also keeping Durant and Westbrook. The player who was supposed to replace Harden in the trade was Kevin Martin. And so far, so good.
Martin has never had a problem scoring the basketball, and the Thunder seem to be a perfect fit right now. He has averaged over 15 points per game and is shooting over 45 percent from the field and over 43 percent from behind the arc.
In the running: Jarrett Jack, Jamal Crawford, J.R Smith and Andray Blatche
Jarrett Jack has done a nice job of being a well-rounded player off the bench for the Golden State Warriors, who currently sit fifth in the Western Conference.
Jamal Crawford can score in bunches with the best of them. He has made a career out of coming off the bench and running up his teams score in a quick period of time. He has done just that this season and is going to be in consideration for the Sixth Man of the Year award all season.
J.R Smith has been the second-most valuable player to the Knicks this season, behind Carmelo Anthony. Smith has apparently made some changes in his life, and his play has benefited from it. He has averaged 16 points, 2.9 assists and five rebounds per game, coming off the bench.
Andray Blatche is currently having the best season of his career and is having a resurgence in Brooklyn. He has played primarily the center position for the first time and seems to make a huge impact whenever he is in the game. A boost in minutes is very possible and could push him up the Sixth Man of the Year ladder.