To the surprise of absolutely no one, shooting guard James Harden of the Oklahoma City Thunder won the NBA's 2012 Sixth Man of the Year award on Thursday. Harden had a marvelous season for OKC, averaging over 16 points per night while posting a very impressive PER of 21.13.
The Chicago Bulls certainly had an affect on the vote, though. Three Bulls players from the esteemed "Bench Mob" finished in the top 12 of voting, led by power forward Taj Gibson.
Taj Gibson finishes 6th, including one first-place vote, for 6th Man of Year won by James Harden. Korver finishes 10th. C.J. Watson 12th.— K.C Johnson (@KCJHoop) May 10, 2012
Gibson averaged 7.7 points and 5.3 rebounds for Chicago while posting a PER of 16.90. Korver averaged 8.1 points a game while giving Chicago a 43 percent shooting for three-point range. Watson averaged 9.7 points per game for Chicago.
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