Tyler Herro of Heat won the Kia Sixth Man of the Year award 2021-22

Tyler Herro averaged 20.7 points as the league’s top scorer from the bench.

NEW YORK – Miami Heat keeper Tyler Herro has been named Kia NBA Sixth Man of the Year 2021-22 for his contribution to the reserve role, the NBA announced today. This is the first award for the sixth man for Herr, who becomes the first player to win the annual award with Heat.

Herro received a total of 488 points (96 votes for first place) from a global panel of 100 sports writers and broadcasters. Cleveland Cavaliers striker Kevin Love finished in second place with 214 points (three votes for first place). Phoenix Suns striker Cam Johnson finished in third place with 128 points (one vote for first place).

Players were awarded five points for each vote for first place, three points for each vote for second place and one point for each vote for third place. To qualify for the Kia NBA Sixth Man of the Year award, the player had to get off the bench in more games than he started.

In his third NBA season, Herro averaged 20.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 32.6 minutes in 66 games (10 starts). His average of 20.8 points as a reserve was the highest in the NBA league. He became the fifth player with an average of at least 20.0 points from the bench (minimum 50 games as a reserve) since the starts began in the 1970-71 season, joining Thurl Bailey (1987-88), Eddie Johnson (1988-89) , Ricky Pierce (1989-90, 1990-91) and Lou Williams (2017-18, 2018-19).

Herr’s eight games with 30 points off the bench were tied in third place from the 1970-71 season, and his 20 games with 25 points were tied in fourth place. He took 20th placeth in the NBA in the percentage of free throws (86.8), 21All in points per game, 26th in the percentage of goals for three points (39.9) and 32nd in scored threes (175).

Setting a one-season franchise record with 1,162 points off the bench, Herro helped the Heat finish with a 53-29 record and win first place in the 2022 Eastern NBA Playoff Conference presented by Google Pixel. Miami is currently facing the Philadelphia 76ers in the Eastern Conference semifinals, and the second game will be played on Wednesday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time on TNT.

Herro, 22, 13th The overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, he averaged 16.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 175 games over three seasons with the Heat. In the 2019-20 season. he was named to the second NBA All-Rookie team and set a novice playoff record in one game in Miami with 37 points against the Boston Celtics in the 4th game of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Herro will be presented in a special edition 75th Anniversary commemorative trophy today in celebration of that honor, awarded alongside Kia’s NBA sixth man of the year trophy, which he will receive later. The commemorative trophy, made up of a solid crystal basketball, features a 3D laser engraved NBA 75 logo and hung in its center.

Voting results for the Kia NBA Sixth Man of the Year award 2021-22 are below. The vote was tabulated by the independent accounting firm Ernst & Young LLP. Full ballots for each voter will be posted on PR.NBA.com after the announcement of all awards at the end of the season.

announcement of all awards at the end of the season.

Player (team) Votes for 1st place (5 points) Votes for 2nd place (3 points) Votes for 3rd place (1 point) Total number of points
Tyler Herro (Miami) 96 2 2 488
Kevin Love (Cleveland) 3 58 25 214
Cam Johnson (Phoenix) 1 27 42 128
Jordan Clarkson (Utah) 0 7 6 27
Luke Kennard (LA Clippers) 0 2 6 12
Bogdan Bogdanovic (Atlanta) 0 3 1 10
Kelly Oubre Jr. (Charlotte) 0 0 9 9
De’Anthony Melton (Memphis) 0 0 4 4
Montrezl Harrell (Charlotte) 0 1 0 3
Immanuel Quickley (New York) 0 0 2 2
Brandon Clarke (Memphis) 0 0 1 1
Tyus Jones (Memphis) 0 0 1 1
Maxi Kleber (Dallas) 0 0 1 1

Below is a list of all Kia NBA Sixth Man of the Year winners.

  • 2021-22 – Tyler Herro, Miami Heat (Voting)
  • 2020-21 – Jordan Clarkson, Utah Jazz (Voting)
  • 2019-20 – Montresl Harrell, LA Clippers (Voting)
  • 2018-19 – Lou Williams, LA Clippers (Voting)
  • 2017-18 – Lou Williams, LA Clippers (Voting)
  • 2016-17 – Eric Gordon, Houston Rockets (Voting)
  • 2015-16 – Jamal Crawford, LA Clippers (Voting)
  • 2014-15 – Lou Williams, Toronto Raptors
  • 2013-14 – Jamal Crawford, LA Clippers
  • 2012-13 – JR Smith, New York Knicks
  • 2011-12 – James Harden, Oklahoma City Thunder
  • 2010-11 – Lamar Odom, Los Angeles Lakers
  • 2009-10 – Jamal Crawford, Atlanta Hawks
  • 2008-09 – Jason Terry, Dallas Mavericks
  • 2007-08 – Manu Ginobili, San Antonio Spurs
  • 2006-07 – Leandro Barbosa, Phoenix Suns
  • 2005-06 – Mike Miller, Memphis Grizzlies
  • 2004-05 – Ben Gordon, Chicago Bulls
  • 2003-04 – Antawn Jamison, Dallas Mavericks
  • 2002-03 – Bobby Jackson, Sacramento Kings
  • 2001-02 – Corliss Williamson, Detroit Pistons
  • 2000-01 – Aaron McKie, Philadelphia 76ers
  • 1999-00 – Rodney Rogers, Phoenix Suns
  • 1998-99 – Darrell Armstrong, Orlando Magic
  • 1997-98 – Danny Manning, Phoenix Suns
  • 1996-97 – John Starks, New York Knicks
  • 1995-96 – Toni Kukoč, Chicago Bulls
  • 1994-95 – Anthony Mason, New York Knicks
  • 1993-94 – Dell Curry, Charlotte Hornets
  • 1992-93 – Clifford Robinson, Portland Trail Blazers
  • 1991-92 – Detlef Schrempf, Indiana Pacers
  • 1990-91 – Detlef Schrempf, Indiana Pacers
  • 1989-90 – Ricky Pierce, Milwaukee Bucks
  • 1988-89 – Eddie Johnson, Phoenix Suns
  • 1987-88 – Roy Tarpley, Dallas Mavericks
  • 1986-87 – Ricky Pierce, Milwaukee Bucks
  • 1985-86 – Bill Walton, Boston Celtics
  • 1984-85 – Kevin McHale, Boston Celtics
  • 1983-84 – Kevin McHale, Boston Celtics
  • 1982-83 – Bobby Jones, Philadelphia 76ers

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