Tyler Herro 6moy

Sixth Man of the Year

October 12, 2022

Sixth Man of the Year:

Tyler Herro/Miami Heat (+800)

Herro is getting paid now, but his confidence is high enough that I don’t see him being content with the status quo.

Tyler Herro has led the game throughout the 2021-22 season and finished with a -20,000 favorite. Williams is the only player in the past 15 years to score more off the bench than Herro last season, and microwave scoring is the surest recipe for 6MOY’s success.

Moreover, Herro finished the regular season well, improving his average across the board in March and April, which could bode well for this year’s pace.

Over the past decade, the award has meant a lot to the award-winning, with Williams and Jamal Crawford winning four times over six years, including back-to-backs for Williams. If Herro dropped out of a similar campaign (which primarily suggests he did), voters could easily give him another nod.

Jordan Poole is a worthy challenger, but Sixth Man of the Year odds suggest he’s twice as likely to win as Herro. It shouldn’t be like this.