We are more than half way through the 2013-2014 NBA season and talks of individual awards are starting to become talkings points around the web. ESPN had their 2014 winter forecast and this go-around they are talking about the leagues Sixth Man of The Year.
Their top choice for this award is a player that back in the 2007-2008 season brought home the award, Spurs shooting guard Manu Ginobili.
Rankings show Ginobili as the heavy favorite with 111 first place votes. Oklahoma City's Reggie Jackson and Los Angeles Clippers Jamaal Crawford are second and third respectively and by the looks of it seem to be a tight race.
This season, Ginobili has played in 39 games and is averaging just under 12 points a game. Ginobili doesn't just create off of the dribble, he has a knack for the ball. He can turn the game around in an instant. He is averaging 4.6 assists as well as bringing down just under four rebounds a game.
Yes, there are times when he will get out of hand and throw an errant pass here, and there, and again, but you can't deny that he is the true spark for the Spurs off of the bench and has done so most of his career.