Most of the biggest names in the NBA right now are starters.
The largest headlines usually revolve around people like LeBron James, Jayson Tatum, Joel Embiid, and other athletes who lead their teams when the game tips off.
But there are a slew of great players who are part of the crucial second unit.
Without these men, many of the best teams in the league wouldn’t have the track records they hold now.
There are certain stars who rise above the rest when it comes to their productivity off the bench.
StatMuse compiled a list of the players with the most points, rebounds, and assists off the bench for the 2022-23 season.
Malik Monk of the Sacramento Kings leads the way with 1,542.
He is followed by Malcolm Brogdon of the Boston Celtics (1,528), Russell Westbrook of the Los Angeles Clippers (1,475), and Bennedict Mathurin of the Indiana Pacers (1,361).
Most PTS + REB + AST off the bench this season:
1,542 — Malik Monk
1,528 — Malcolm Brogdon
1,475 — Russell Westbrook
1,361 — Bennedict Mathurin pic.twitter.com/bq9cUE9wPe
— StatMuse (@statmuse) April 20, 2023
Each of these men would be a great choice for Sixth Man of the Year, although Westbrook has transformed from a bench player to a starter after moving from the Lakers to the Clippers.
That award hasn’t been given out yet but each of these players has been a rumored choice for that prize.
In most polls, Brogdon is the player most likely to be chosen for Sixth Man, although Immanuel Quickley of the New York Knicks could win too.
Of the players listed above, three of them are currently in the playoffs.
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