Lakers’ Lamar Odom wins 2010-11 Kia NBA Sixth Man Award

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

Attached are 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             L.A. Lakers               96                       10                          3                      513

Jason Terry                Dallas                        13                       50                          29                    244

Thaddeus Young       Philadelphia               2                         16                          18                    76

Glen Davis                Boston                      —                         19                          18                    75

Jamal Crawford          Atlanta                      5                         4                            14                    51

Lou Williams             Philadelphia               1                         4                            9                      26

James Harden            Oklahoma City          —                         3                            10                    19

George Hill                San Antonio              —                         4                            6                      18

Marcin Gortat            Phoenix                     —                         2                            5                      11

J.R. Smith                 Denver                      —                         2                            1                      7

Tony Allen                Memphis                   —                         1                            —                      3

Ty Lawson                Denver                      —                         1                            —                      3

O.J. Mayo                  Memphis                   —                         1                            —                      3

Toney Douglas          New York                  —                         —                            2                      2

Matt Bonner              San Antonio              —                         —                            1                     1

J.J. Reddick               Orlando                     —                         —                            1                      1



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2007-08   Manu Ginobili, San Antonio Spurs
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2010-11   Lamar Odom, Los Angeles Lakers