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Lamar Odom, who played in all 82 games this season, is the first Laker to win the Sixth Man of the Year.
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Lakers' Odom wins Kia Sixth Man of the Year award

By Official release
Posted Apr 19 2011 6:05PM

NEW YORK -- The Los Angeles Lakers' Lamar Odom is the winner of the 2010-11 KIA NBA Sixth Man Award as the league's best player in a reserve role, the NBA announced today. Odom, the first Lakers player to win the award, came off the bench in 47 contests and appeared in all 82 contests.

Odom received 513 of a possible 585 points, including 96 of a possible 117 first-place votes, from a panel of 117 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada. For the second consecutive season, Jason Terry of the Dallas Mavericks finished second with 244 points. Thaddeus Young of the Philadelphia 76ers finished third with 76 points.

In order to be eligible for this award, players had to have come off the bench in more games than they started. Players were awarded five points for each first-place vote, three points for each second-place vote and one point for each third-place vote.

As part of its support of the Sixth Man Award, Kia Motors America will donate a new Kia Sorento CUV to the Lakers Youth Foundation whose goal is to assist nonprofit community organizations. Kia Motors will present a brand new Sorento to the charity of choice of each of four 2010-11 season-end award winners as part of the "The Kia NBA Performance Awards." Following this season, Kia Motors will have donated a total of 16 new vehicles to charitable organizations since its support of the NBA's prestigious year-end honors began with the 2007-2008 season.

As a reserve, Odom averaged 13.0 points and 7.5 rebounds in 28.4 minutes; he recorded 12 double-doubles as a sub. Overall, Odom averaged 14.4 points on .530 shooting, 8.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 32.2 minutes. He recorded 28 double-doubles on the season, scored in double digits 63 times, and netted at least 20 points 14 times.

The 2010-11 Kia NBA Sixth Man Award is part of a series of on-court performance awards called "The Kia NBA Performance Awards." The series, currently in its fourth season, is a significant part of the multiyear marketing partnership between Kia Motors America and the NBA, and also includes the Most Improved Player, Defensive Player and Most Valuable Player of the Year Awards. It also includes the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month which are awarded during the regular season. For more information on the "The Kia NBA Performance Awards" visit

The voting results for the 2010-11 Kia NBA Sixth Man Award:

Player Team 1st Place (5 pts) 2nd Place (3 Pts) 3rd Place (1 Pt) Total Points
Lamar Odom Lakers 96 10 3 513
Jason Terry Mavericks 13 50 29 244
Thaddeus Young Sixers 2 16 18 76
Glen Davis Celtics -- 19 18 75
Jamal Crawford Hawks 5 4 14 51
Lou Williams Sixers 1 4 9 26
James Harden Thunder -- 3 10 19
George Hill Spurs -- 4 6 18
Marcin Gortat Suns -- 2 5 11
J.R. Smith Nuggets -- 2 1 7
Tony Allen Grizzlies -- 1 -- 3
Ty Lawson Nuggets -- 1 -- 3
O.J. Mayo Grizzlies -- 1 -- 3
Toney Douglas Knicks -- -- 2 2
Matt Bonner Spurs -- -- 1 1
J.J. Reddick Magic -- -- 1 1
Year Player
1982-83 Bobby Jones, Philadelphia 76ers
1983-84 Kevin McHale, Boston Celtics
1984-85 Kevin McHale, Boston Celtics
1985-86 Bill Walton, Boston Celtics
1986-87 Ricky Pierce, Milwaukee Bucks
1987-88 Roy Tarpley, Dallas Mavericks
1988-89 Eddie Johnson, Phoenix Suns
1989-90 Ricky Pierce, Milwaukee Bucks
1990-91 Detlef Schrempf, Indiana Pacers
1991-92 Detlef Schrempf, Indiana Pacers
1992-93 Clifford Robinson, Portland Trail Blazers
1993-94 Dell Curry, Charlotte Hornets
1994-95 Anthony Mason, New York Knicks
1995-96 Toni Kukoc, Chicago Bulls
1996-97 John Starks, New York Knicks
1997-98 Danny Manning, Phoenix Suns
1998-99 Darrell Armstrong, Orlando Magic
1999-00 Rodney Rogers, Phoenix Suns
2000-01 Aaron McKie, Philadelphia 76ers
2001-02 Corliss Williamson, Detroit Pistons
2002-03 Bobby Jackson, Sacramento Kings
2003-04 Antawn Jamison, Dallas Mavericks
2004-05 Ben Gordon, Chicago Bulls
2005-06 Mike Miller, Memphis Grizzlies
2006-07 Leandro Barbosa, Phoenix Suns
2007-08 Manu Ginobili, San Antonio Spurs
2008-09 Jason Terry, Dallas Mavericks
2009-10 Jamal Crawford, Atlanta Hawks
2010-11 Lamar Odom, Los Angeles Lakers

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