Years ago

Ginobili wins NBA's Sixth Man Award 2007/08

ESPN: Ginobili named NBA's best sixth man for 2007-08 season

Ginobili led the Spurs in scoring, averaging a career-high 19.5 points to go with 4.8 rebounds and 4.5 assists. Ginobili came off the bench in 51 of the 74 games he played this season.

"I really don't care about coming from the bench if that helps the team to win a championship," Ginobili said.
Ginobili got 123 of 124 first-place votes for 615 points. Barbosa came in second with 283 points and the Dallas Mavericks' Jason Terry was third with 44.

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Years ago

Yeah, well that is what happens when you have a starter coming off the bench.

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Years ago

No surprise there really....
Do people agree that Ginobili is more effective off the bench or should he start?

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Years ago

Ginobili demonstrated in last years playoff series that he was unlucky to not have been the sixth man of the year last season as well as he thoroughly outplayed Leandro Barbosa in the Spurs - Suns series.

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Years ago

Has there been a better 6th man? Schrempf at Indiana was an all-star 6th man, Ben Gordon was pretty good a couple of years back.

Kevin McHale for the Celtics was pretty awesome. Different era, and very different player. I don't think there is a player this year who has been as clutch as Manu.

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Kukoc for the Bulls was very versatile and a match winner (not that they needed another one). Could play any position from the 1-4.

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Years ago

No surprise
Well deserved
Make an impact as starter or off the bench.
Probably plays better off the bench as he fires up more and shows he's really a starter.

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Years ago

He always provides a spark off the bench. He was always going to win this award. Barbosa was his competetion, but he has had a poor year by his standards.

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Years ago

Terry started the year very well, but dropped away. Has played OK lately, but just wasn't as consistent as Manu.

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This was the easiest ever award to pick.

And this is the 2nd time i remember that someone has missed out on 100% of first place votes by one vote. Remember when 1 guy voted for Deron as ROY? haha

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Years ago

I was reading Simmons' MVP column last week and he recalled how Cedric Ceballos once received an MVP vote.

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