Tyler Herro, Jordan Poole Leading the Pack

Tyler Herro, Jordan Poole Leading the Pack

Warriors guard Jordan Poole.

Jun 13, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Jordan Poole (3) drives to the basket against Boston Celtics guard Derrick White (9) during the fourth quarter in game five of the 2022 NBA Finals at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Tyler Herro and Jordan Poole are the early favorites in NBA Sixth Man of the Year odds
Herro won the award last year after scoring 20.7 points per game
Who is the best bet to win 2022-23 Sixth Man of the Year?

Golden State’s Jordan Poole is tied with Miami’s Tyler Herro in the opening NBA Sixth Man of the Year odds for 2022-23. Herro is looking to defend the award he won last season, while Poole is aiming to build on a big-time breakout season with the Dubs.

Cameron Johnson and Malcolm Brogdon are tied at +1200 behind the frontrunners, with Brogdon expected to come off the bench after being traded to the Boston Celtics. There’s uncertainty over Johnson’s future, however, given Phoenix’s pursuit of Kevin Durant. Former winner Jordan Clarkson comes in at fifth.

NBA Sixth Man of the Year Odds

Player
Odds
Tyler Herro
+500
Jordan Poole
+500
Cameron Johnson
+1200
Malcolm Brogdon
+1200
Jordan Clarkson
+1400
Norman Powell
+1600
Bogdan Bogdanovic
+2000
Brandon Clarke
+2000
Collin Sexton
+2000
Spencer Dinwiddie
+2500
Kelly Oubre Jr
+2500
Kevin Love
+3000
Immanuel Quickley
+3000
Coby White
+3000
Derrick White
+3000
Bones Hyland
+3000
De’Anthony Melton
+3000
Precious Achiuwa
+4000
Tim Hardaway Jr
+4000
Tyus Jones
+4000
Malik Monk
+4000
Eric Gordon
+5000
Montrezl Harrell
+5000
Malik Beasley
+6000
Chris Boucher
+6000
Kendrick Nunn
+6000
Bobby Portis
+6000
Ricky Rubio
+6000
Lonnie Walker
+6000
Devonte’ Graham
+8000
Derrick Rose
+8000
Dennis Schroder
+8000
Grant Williams
+8000
Nickeil Alexander-Walker
+10000
Carmelo Anthony
+10000
Pat Connaughton
+10000
Donte DiVincenzo
+10000
Goran Dragic
+10000
Terance Mann
+10000
Patty Mills
+10000
Shake Milton
+10000
Larry Nance Jr
+10000
Aaron Nesmith
+10000
Cameron Payne
+10000
Cam Reddish
+10000
Josh Richardson
+10000
Terrence Ross
+10000
Cam Thomas
+10000
Devin Vassell
+10000
PJ Washington
+10000
Delon Wright
+10000
DeMarcus Cousins
+15000
Rudy Gay
+15000
Joe Ingles
+15000
Tre Jones
+15000
Georges Niang
+15000
Payton Pritchard
+15000

Odds as of Jul 08 at Barstool Sportsbook

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Herro in the Mix Again

Tyler Herro started just 10 regular season games last season despite Miami’s injury issues. The Heat kept Herro in his bench role, and he thrived. This could be a contentious point in the coming season, however, with the former Kentucky guard stating after the season that he believes he’s earned the right to start. Pat Riley encouraged Herro to win the starting job in camp, citing a need for defensive improvement.

This makes Herro’s Sixth Man of the Year candidacy a bit messy. He should be the favorite if he’s coming off the bench, but there’s a decent likelihood he’s a starter in 2022-23, even with the Heat re-signing Victor Oladipo.

Tyler Herro off the bench this season:

— 21/5/4
— 45/40/87%
— More PPG than Jamal Crawford, Manu Ginobili or Jason Terry ever had in a season

Already an all time 6th man. pic.twitter.com/xXhokCtpca

— StatMuse (@statmuse) June 29, 2022

We can’t rule out the possibility of a trade either. If Herro is dealt as the centerpiece of a package for a player like Donovan Mitchell, he’s almost certainly going to be a starter on his new team. There’s no value here at +500.

Poole To Carry Offense

It’s no surprise to see Jordan Poole among the favorites in NBA Odds for this award. Poole was primarily a starter last season with Klay Thompson, Steph Curry and Draymond Green all missing considerable time. With Golden State’s big three healthy, Poole will return to the bench role he fulfilled during the final three rounds of the postseason.

His scoring is invaluable to the Dubs in non-Curry minutes. We will see Steve Kerr be especially careful with the minute totals of his veterans this season, which will only open up more opportunity for Poole to do his thing.

Poole pushed Ja Morant all the way in NBA Most Improved Player Odds last season. While he’s unlikely to be competing for that award again in 2023, he’s clearly one of the leading candidates to be named Sixth Man of the Year.

Like Herro, Poole will have the license and role to put up the big scoring numbers which are what many voters look for when it comes to Sixth Man voting. He scored just 13.7 points per game in 25 regular season games off the bench last season — we can expect a considerable increase. It wouldn’t be a surprise if he’s up around 20 points per contest with increased minutes.

Better Value Options

There are a lot of players which represent decent value here. Cam Johnson was a fringe contender last year and could attract some interest at +1200. As ever, availability is an issue for Malcolm Brogdon at the same price. There’s sufficient uncertainty in Utah to put us off Jordan Clarkson — he could end up starting if the Jazz make big moves, and it’s rare that Sixth Man of the Year goes to a player on a non-playoff team.

Malik Monk and Bones Hyland are two names which standout. Monk had the best season of his career on the Lakers in 2021-22, earning a lucrative free agency deal with the Kings. The Kevin Huerter trade should guarantee that the former Hornet will be coming off the bench.

Excited to see the De’Aaron Fox x Malik Monk duo back on the floor together. ?

(? @CourtsideFilms)

pic.twitter.com/sCrYCNFGjW

— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) July 1, 2022

Monk will be charged with providing the firepower to Sacramento’s second unit with Davion Mitchell still a work in progress on offense. There will also be a lot of minutes available alongside De’Aaron Fox and/or Domantas Sabonis, where Monk’s shooting will help to space the floor and he will benefit from being alongside two good playmakers.

While Hyland hasn’t changed teams, he’s also set to see an enhanced role. Monte Morris and Will Barton were sent to Washington for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Ish Smith. Hyland, who had six games scoring 20 or more last season, is expected to be the first guard off the bench.

Denver is backing Hyland as a microwave scorer. Like Monk, he’ll also be utilized alongside the starters, and he’s already developed chemistry with Nikola Jokic. Smaller line ups with Hyland and Jamal Murray in the backcourt will be a nightmare to guard.

At +4000 and +3000 respectively, Monk and Hyland are two great value wagers in 2022-23 NBA Sixth Man of the Year betting.

Best Bets: Malik Monk (+4000), Bones Hyland (+3000)

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