Comparing the Miami Heat and the Golden State Warriors

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Sixth Man: Jarrett Jack vs. Ray Allen

May 16, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors point guard Jarrett Jack (2) passes out the ball between San Antonio Spurs point guard Gary Neal (14) and center Boris Diaw (33) during the first quarter of game six of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Although you could argue Shane Battier also serves in a sixth man capacity, and Norris Cole certainly matches up more to Jarrett Jack, Ray Allen is the only serious contender from Miami.

During the regular season, I would say they were about even, with only a slight per game point advantage to Jack that is offset by the fact that he took more shots. But the sixth ,an is a position that can’t just be measured by stats.

It serves as someone who can come in and provide instant offense, revitalize a stagnant team or provide important defensive stops. That is why Jack finished third in the Sixth Man of the Year voting and Allen did not.

Despite the fact that sometimes Jack makes poor decisions, he proved his worth during the playoffs where he averaged 17 points, five assists and one steal on 50.6 percent shooting.

I’m going to have to give the edge to Jack for the better sixth man.

Edge: Jack