The Sixth Man: Lamar Odom and The Best Bench Player From Every NBA Team

The sixth man is a staple of a great basketball team, whether they pick up the scoring burden of a starter having an off night, establish a strong interior defensive presence or just provide some much-needed energy during a sluggish game.

There are a number of phenomenal bench players who went on to become stars in the league, Manu Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs, Kevin McHale of the Boston Celtics and Anthony Mason of the New York Knicks all won the coveted Sixth Man of the Year Award.

Strong bench play is a pillar of any championship team and can be the difference between a good squad and a great one. Without further ado, let's take a look at the best bench players from each team in the NBA.

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