Miller
NEW YORK, April 28 -- Mike Miller of the Memphis Grizzlies has been named the winner of the 2005-06 NBA Sixth Man Award, honoring the league’s top player in a reserve role, the NBA announced today.

Miller received 501 out of a possible 615 points, including 88 of a possible 123 first-place votes, from a panel of 123 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada. Speedy Claxton of the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets finished second with 205 points and Jerry Stackhouse finished third with 162 points. 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.

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Despite just nine starts, Miller scored in double figures 54 times.
Coming off the bench in 65 of 74 games this season, Miller averaged 13.7 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. He recorded double figures in scoring in 54 games, including 16 games of 20 points or more and two games of 30 or more (season-high 41 vs. Denver on March 17).

Miller joined Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki as the only two players in the league to finish in the top 20 in three-point percentage while also averaging better than five rebounds and 2.5 assists. Miller was second on the team in rebounding and tied for third in assists (2.7 apg).

The 6-8 guard posted his first career triple-double and first in Memphis Grizzlies history with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in a win over the Sacramento Kings on Jan. 10. He is the third player in the last 10 years to record a triple-double in a game that he did not start (Shawn Bradley, DAL; Magic Johnson, LAL).

A first-round selection by Orlando in the 2000 NBA Draft (fifth overall), Miller was traded by the Magic with Ryan Humphrey, a future first-round draft pick and a future second-round draft pick to the Memphis Grizzlies for Drew Gooden and Gordan Giricek on Feb. 19, 2003.

Attached are the voting results for this year’s NBA Sixth Man Award and the all-time list of winners:


2005-06 NBA SIXTH MAN VOTING
Player, Team
1st
2nd
3rd
Pts
Mike Miller, Memphis
88
18
7
501
Speedy Claxton, NO/OKC
14
38
21
205
Jerry Stackhouse, Dallas
12
25
27
162
Antonio McDyess, Detroit
5
12
16
77
Earl Boykins, Denver
-
7
13
34
Alonzo Mourning, Miami
1
6
4
27
Leandro Barbosa, Phoenix
1
3
10
24
Mo Williams, Milwaukee
1
3
5
19
Michael Finley, San Antonio
-
2
4
10
Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Sacramento
1
-
3
8
Antoine Walker, Miami
-
1
3
6
Channing Frye, New York
-
2
-
6
Eddie House, Phoenix
-
-
5
5
Clifford Robinson, New Jersey
-
1
1
4
Jamal Crawford, New York
-
1
1
4
Bobby Jackson, Memphis
-
1
-
3
Danny Granger, Indiana
-
1
-
3
Derek Fisher, Golden State
-
1
-
3
Matt Harpring, Utah
-
1
-
3
Charlie Villanueva, Toronto
-
-
1
1
Devin Harris, Dallas
-
-
1
1
Erick Dampier, Dallas
-
-
1
1

ALL-TIME NBA SIXTH MAN AWARD WINNERS
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
1999-2000 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