With the NBA Regular Season right around the corner, bets are being placed like no other. Jordan Clarkson (+500) of the Utah Jazz, won the NBA sixth man of the year award last season. He has the best odds to win the NBA sixth man of the year award, on the BETUS sportsbook.
Clarkson would have been an excellent player to bet on last year. He may not be worth the bet this season. He is a prolific scorer and I think Jordan Clarkson is the second-best scorer on the Utah Jazz other than Donovan Mitchell. However, I think there will be better candidates for this award this season.
Joe Ingles (+900) of the Utah Jazz has the second-best odds to win the award this season. Ingles usually starts in a lot of games for Utah. I don’t think he would be a good bet here.
Derrick Rose (+1200) of the New York Knicks has the third-best odds to win it. Do you think Rose will duplicate what he did last season? I don’t think so because he has had knee injury issues in the past. A lot of the New York Knicks success last season was because of Derrick Rose. Do you really want to bank on that for a second consecutive season though?
Three other potential candidates I would love to bet on for the sixth man of the year award:
Tyrese Haliburton (SAC) +1200: Haliburton is talented enough to be a starter for the Sacramento Kings, but he is better suited for a sixth man role. Tyrese Haliburton was very effective off the bench last season and he is going to provide instant offense for them off the bench. The Sacramento Kings haven’t made it to the NBA Playoffs since 2006.
Haliburton can take some pressure off of De’Aaron Fox. Tyrese Haliburton can also play an efficient defensive game. Tyrese Haliburton would be my best to win the 2021-2022 sixth man of the year award in the NBA.
Tyler Herro (MIA) +1500: Tyler Herro played in a bench role last season for the Miami Heat. He seemed to be ineffective for Miami last season after being impressive in the bubble, but Herro knows he has to perform. Tyler Herro is going to have a major bounce-back season and be one of the reasons why Miami will be a threat in the Eastern Conference though.
Kevin Huerter (ATL) +1800: The Atlanta Hawks have a very young and talented roster. Kevin Huerter is going to be solid from three-point land. Don’t forget that he carried the Hawks in scoring in game 7 against the Philadelphia 76ers. He was also scoring most of the team’s points when Trae Young missed time in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Huerter is a younger version of Klay Thompson, but not as good defensively. If the Atlanta Hawks want to be good once again this year, Kevin Huerter is going to have to be a microwave scorer for the Atlanta Hawks. I feel like the sixth man of the year award is handed out to the best bench player who can score or average the most amount of points during the NBA Regular Season.
-Glenn Kaplan, 12oz Sports Contributor, Live Monday’s at 3 p.m. ET & Thursday at 11 a.m. ET on 12oz Sports
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