Originally posted on Knicks Journal  |  Last updated 11/19/12
Often times, NBA teams like to fill their bench out with players who can score in bunches. Such an offensive boost is necessary when sitting down a team's top scorers.And over the years, the NBA's top scorer from a second unit has been continuously recognized as the league's "Sixth Man of the Year."In the early goings of the season, this NBA campaign isn't shaping up any differently. The Knicks' own J.R. Smith, and former Knickerbocker Jamal Crawford, are already being talked about as the top two candidates for the award thus far. Smith has averaged 16.3 points for New York, whereas Crawford has poured in an even more impressive 20.7 points per contest for the Clippers.The ability to hop right off the bench and let it rain from anywhere on the court is an exciting skill to have. Scoring so much and providing that very boost is undoubtedly fun for the players to do, and enjoyable for the fans to watch.But of course, an NBA's team objective during a game is to make things NOT so fun f...
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