Lou Williams Remains NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award Favorite One Week Before 2019-20 NBA Season

Mike Esposito
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Just one week remains before the 2019-2020 NBA season tips off and Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams is way ahead of the pack when it comes to the odds to win the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award.

Sitting at +170 odds, , according to FanDuel Sportsbook, Williams is close to even money to be named the top player coming off the bench for the third straight season.

Williams averaged more than 20 points per game (PPG) while winning back-to-back Sixth Man awards, and he's also the record holder for most points scored off the bench in NBA history. But that doesn't mean that the players behind him in the odds aren't viable options to take home the honor.

Spencer Dinwiddie had a career year with the Brooklyn Nets last season (16.8 PPG), yet he remains in a distant second behind Williams with +700 odds. And Lou Will's teammate, Montrezl Harrell, rounds out the top three in odds, sitting at +950, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Eric Gordon, the last person not named Williams to win the Sixth Man of the Year award, has +1400 odds, making him a longshot. However, Gordon is in a situation in Houston that could pay dividends in the end.

While Williams is a three-time winner, that just means that everyone else will be vying to knock him off his pedestal this season. We'll have to track if and how the odds shift to ultimately see who win this year's Sixth Man award.

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