Since 1983, the NBA has handed out an award for the league's best sixth man.
What are some of the best single-seasons by an effective sixth man coming off the bench that you can recall?
One of the more impressive years I recall was Eddie Johnson in 1989- his 21. PPG average was tops that year among non-starters, helping lead Phoenix to a 27-win improvement from the previous year from 28-54 to 55-27.
Of this era Ginobli takes the cake in my opinion. He played the 6th man role perfectly the year he won. He chirped in some great rebounding and assist numbers, as well as steals, for the 30 minutes he played that year too. Talk about getting it done coming off the bench.
Off the top of my mind in the 90's, Detlef Schrempf was great for the Pacer's. Look up his stats, this dude filled up the stat sheet.
And then the era before that in the 80's when it first started : Kevin McHale.
So these players had the best 6th man years for there decade.