NBA: 5 Sixth Man of the Year Candidates For 2013-14

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Jarrett Jack, Cleveland Cavaliers

May 16, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors point guard Jarrett Jack (2) acknowledges the crowd after game six of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the San Antonio Spurs at Oracle Arena. The Spurs defeated the Warriors 94-82. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

For Warriors fans, seeing Jack wearing anything but the gold and blue might hurt.

Arguably the best backup point guard in the league, Jack averaged 12.9 points and 5.6 assists while coming off the bench for the Warriors. Jack is a great dribble penetrator and also has a low assist-to-turnover rate. His veteran experience will fit perfectly with a younger team like Cavaliers, especially if they make the playoffs when both Jack’s game and leaderships ascend to another level.

Jack will likely see a lot of minutes given Kyrie Irving’s injury-prone nature, and he will be the perfect leader for the Cavaliers in his absence. Jack finished third in the Sixth Man of the Year voting in 2012-13, and if he keeps up his play, his spot can only go up.

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