Sixers: Ranking sixth men in the NBA 2022 offseason

De'Anthony Melton (Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images)
De'Anthony Melton (Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images) /
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Norman Powell (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)
Norman Powell (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images) /

5. Jordan Poole, G

There’s no denying that Jordan Poole is the Golden State Warriors starting shooting guard of the future. However, with Klay Thompson having a healthy offseason, it’s almost certain that Poole is still going to be an elite sixth man at the moment.

4. Norman Powell, G/F

Choosing the sixth man for the Los Angeles Clippers was tricky due to their elite depth. However, Norman Powell seems like the safe bet. He’s a three-level scorer who can play on and off the ball which is something that the Clippers need with their two superstars being so ball-dominate. It should be noted that if Reggie Jackson loses the starting job to John Wall, he can be a candidate for this as well.

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3. Kevin Love, PF/C

Former All-Star Kevin Love turned himself into the best backup big man in the NBA last season and there’s little reason why he can’t do the same thing again for the Cleveland Cavaliers this year. He’s a stretch big man who can rebound and pass at a high level who’s is an ideal mentor for this young club.

2. Malcolm Brogdon, G

Let’s be clear, the Boston Celtics trading for Malcolm Brogdon could be the best offseason considering what they gave up to acquire him. He’s an All-Star caliber player and with them having an elite starting five, it only makes sense to have him come off the bench. He’s a real candidate to be this upcoming season’s Sixth Man of the Year if he stays healthy.

1. Tyler Herro, SG

Of course, the reigning Sixth Man of the Year has the highest spot in this ranking. He was a 20-point-per-game scorer off the bench last season for the Miami Heat and that doesn’t seem like it will change entering next year.

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