The NBA announced on Tuesday that Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom was named the NBA Sixth Man Of The Year by an overwhelming margin. He is the first member of the Lakers to win the trophy. The veteran split his time between playing off of the bench as well as starting during the times that center Andrew Bynum was injured. Odom averaged 14.4 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists for the campaign as well as racking up 28 double-doubles for the year.
Odom received 513 points in the voting for the honor which was twice as many points as the second place finisher Jason Terry of the Dallas Mavericks who wound up with 244 points. Thaddeus Young came in third place with 76 points, Glen Davis placed fourth with 75 points and Jamal Crawford came in fifth place with 51 points.