One such award is the Sixth Man of the Year, which has three candidates in Lou Williams, Eric Gordon and Andre Iguodala vying for the accolade. After five somewhat frustrating years with the New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans, Gordon left the Big Easy in 2016 National Basketball Association free agency to embrace a new role with the rival Rockets. Embracing a new role in an up-tempo offensive system was exactly what Gordon needed to recharge his National Basketball Association career. Coming off the bench could not stifle his scoring, though.
Iguodala averaged 7.6 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 3.4 assists, per game, while shooting a career-high 52.8 percent from the field. That mark was also fourth in the National Basketball Association.
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Gordon's revitalized his career in Houston, where he thrived in Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni's offense, which heavily relied on the three-pointer.
Gordon did not seem destined for a role on the bench after the Los Angeles Clippers selected him with the seventh pick of the 2008 NBA Draft. He only started in 15 of them, making him eligible for Sixth Man of the Year. He actually had the best scoring average of the three, but Gordon had a better three-point shooting percentage and played more minutes. And while the victor of the MVP award will rightfully garner the most attention, there are a few other awards that are also up for grabs.