Each team's best chance at winning an award this season

Each team's best chance at winning an award this season

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OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER

DENNIS SCHROEDER, SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR

Dennis Schroeder has always been able to put up individual numbers since his arrival to the NBA; the problem is, they have rarely translated to much team success. At least not during his time as a full-time starter with the Hawks. As Jeff Teague’s backup in 2015-16, though, Schroeder did boast a +5.5 net rating – an extremely solid mark that proves his impact may be felt best as a reserve. Now, as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder bench unit backing up Russell Westbrook, there’s reason to believe he can regain some of the magic he had earlier in his career.

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