Every team needs a Sixth Man to come off the bench, and bring instant offense to the game. Here is a breakdown of my top 5 sixth man going into the 2013-2014 NBA Season:
Honorable Mentions: Martell Webster, Manu Ginobli, Patrick Beverley, Chris Copeland, Andrei Kirilenko
5. Nate Robinson
2012-13 stats: 13.1 PPG, 2.2 RPG, 4.4 APG, 43.3 FG%, 40.5 3P%, 17.43 PER
Now a Denver Nugget, Nate Robinson looks to prove NBA GM’s wrong yet again. After being the heart and soul for the Chicago Bulls last season, and holding down the point guard position for injured Star Derrick Rose, Robinson finds himself on yet another team. An instant spark on offense, Robinson can create his own shot and bring a team back into the game seemingly by himself.
But at 5’7, he’s undersized for his position, and can also take you out of a close game with his bad shot selection. Denver is the perfect system for what Robinson likes to do, however. He’s an athletic guard who can run the floor, shoot 3’s, and make the necessary pass on the break, so him coming off the bench for an already loaded Nuggets team makes a lot of sense to me.