June 25, 2024

Guard Cole Anthony, in his fourth year, had only the tenth-highest probability of winning the Sixth Man of the Year Award as of November 29. But considering what Anthony is contributing on this Orlando Magic team, that ranking seriously undervalues him. Maintaining the team’s momentum when the greatest players are on the bench is the responsibility of the sixth man, who earns the most minutes of any non-starter. And Anthony is acting accordingly. According to Cleaning the Glass, the Magic’s on-court net rating while he plays is +4.4, which is in the 71st percentile for the whole league.

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