Vote: Sixth Man of the Year

Believe it or not, we are halfway through another NBA season. Cast your vote on who is leading the pack.

Updated: January 23, 2003, 7:28 PM ET

Below are the midseason candidates for NBA Sixth Man of the Year. Cast your vote in the poll on the left-hand side of the page and see how your votes compare to the rest of SportsNation.

CANDIDATES FOR NBA SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR

Earl Boykins
PG
Golden State Warriors
Profile
2002-2003 SEASON STATISTICS
G FG% 3P% RPG APG PTS
26 .451 .394 1.4 4.3 10.7
Earl Boykins
Boykins is an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. He will draw some attention, seeing as how he has become a solid contributor as the backup point guard, sparking the team to several victories, including a win over the Lakers in L.A.
Andrei Kirilenko
SF
Utah Jazz
Profile
2002-2003 SEASON STATISTICS
G FG% 3P% RPG APG PTS
38 .537 .312 5.6 2.2 12.9
Andrei Kirilenko
Kirilenko has the second-best shooting percentage in the league and has improved in every category from last season. He leads the team in blocks and is helping take some of the load off Karl Malone and John Stockton.
Desmond Mason
GF
Seattle SuperSonics
Profile
2002-2003 SEASON STATISTICS
G FG% 3P% RPG APG PTS
39 .445 .311 6.5 1.4 13.8
Desmond Mason
The Sonics' swingman is among the league's highest scoring non-starters and ranks fourth on the Sonics in minutes played (33.4). Mason's stock for Sixth Man rises with every SportsCenter highlight.
Michael Redd
SG
Milwaukee Bucks
Profile
2002-2003 SEASON STATISTICS
G FG% 3P% RPG APG PTS
40 .468 .439 4.3 1.5 14.8
Michael Redd
Redd is the leading scorer in the National Basketball Association among players who have started fewer than half of their teams' games. Backing up Ray Allen at shooting guard, Redd's hot hand behind the arc has kept the Bucks in games and in the middle of the standings.

Corliss Williamson
PF
Detroit Pistons
Profile
2002-2003 SEASON STATISTICS
G FG% 3P% RPG APG PTS
40 .423 .333 4.3 1.4 11.4
Corliss Williamson
While Rick Carlisle plays musical starting lineups, Williamson remains the Pistons' constant off the bench. The reigning Sixth Man of the Year, Williamson has shook off the double teams and continued to put points on the board.

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