Friday, January 23, 2009
Lou Williams For Sixth Man of the Year?
Lou Williams has been one of the keys to the Sixers' offense this season, and he definitely deserves some consideration for the Sixth Man of the Year Award if he keeps playing the way he has recently.
He has scored in double digits in 10 consecutive games now. In the Sixers' most recent game, a loss to the Mavericks, Williams had a game high 25 points. He had all those points in just 26 minutes by hitting 4 of 9 from three point land.
His passing has gotten better recently as well. He dished out six assists in three consecutive wins over the Hawks, Trailblazers, and Spurs, three of the best teams in the NBA.
In his last five games he is averaging just 26.8 minutes per game but 15.8 points per game. On the season, he is averaging 22.3 minutes per game and 12.7 points per game.
He has been one of the keys to the Sixers' resurgence because he always provides a good offensive boost off the bench. If he can keep up his recent performance through the rest of the season he could be in the running for the award.