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OKC Thunder: Dennis Schröder finishes second for Sixth Man of the Year

Thunder point guard Dennis Schröder finished second in Sixth Man of the Year voting. 

Clippers center Montrezl Harrell received 58 of 100 first-place votes to win the award. Harrell averaged 18.6 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. 

Schröder received 35 first-place votes and was the clear choice behind Harrell. Clippers guard Lou Williams received seven first-place votes and finished third. 

Schröder had a career season in terms of efficiency. The 26-year-old shot a career-high 46.9% from the field, including 38.5% from 3-point range. Schröder led the NBA in bench scoring, averaging 18.9 points per game. 

Schröder, in his second season with the Thunder, also averaged 4.0 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game. 

Schröder rejected the "sixth man" label, but he accepted his bench role, playing behind starting guards Chris Paul and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. 

"His willingness to accept the role is in and of itself a tremendous quality," Thunder general manager Sam Presti said, "because he has the ability to be a starter and has been a starter." 

Schröder will enter next season on the final year of his contract. 

Sixth Man of the Year voting 

1. Montrezl Harrell, Clippers  

2. Dennis Schröder, Thunder 

3. Lou Williams, Clippers 

4. Christian Wood, Pistons

5. George Hill, Bucks

6. Goran Dragic, Heat

7. Derrick Rose, Pistons

8. Davis Bertans, Wizards

9. Dwight Howard, Lakers

Related Photos
Oklahoma City's Dennis Schroder (17) makes a 3-pointer during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Cleveland Cavaliers at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. Oklahoma City won 109-103. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

Oklahoma City's Dennis Schroder (17) makes a 3-pointer during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Cleveland Cavaliers at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. Oklahoma City won 109-103. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

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Joe Mussatto

Joe Mussatto joined The Oklahoman in August 2018 to cover OU football, men’s basketball and softball. He previously covered University of Kentucky football and basketball for SEC Country. Mussatto is from Oklahoma City and lives in Norman. Read more ›

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