New Unanimous Betting Odds Leader For NBA Sixth Man of the Year

The NBA Sixth Man of the Year race has taken some wild twists and turns this season. The Golden State Warriors' Jordan Poole opened as the betting favorite, then Russell Westbrook, with the Los Angeles Lakers at the time, tooted his own horn for the award for a while, and more recently the Boston Celtics' Malcolm Brogdon took over. 

But we have a new leader in the Sixth Man race, and it's pretty unanimous across all the main betting platforms. And that man is the New York Knicks' Immanuel Quickly.

Quickley put a huge exclamation on his case on Sunday with a dominating 38-point performance in leading the Knicks to a double-OT win over the Boston Celtics (though he did that as a starter — only his 11th start of the year, and his first in the last 11 games. 

The 23-year-old third-year guard is a minus-125 favorite at PointsBet, a minus-110 odds leader at Fanduel, and he's an even stronger favorite over at Caesars, at minus-220. 

Westbrook has since moved on to a starter's role with the Los Angeles Clippers (where they're 1-5 with him in that role, by the way), while Poole has actually started 41 of the Warriors' 65 games, taking him out of the running as well. 

Brogdon remains Quickley's prime rival for Sixth Man, with less than 20 games to go in the regular season. Boston's 3rd guard is averaging 14.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 46% shooting from three, in 25 minutes per game. He hasn't had a single start. 

Quickley is at 13.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists, with 36.6 minutes per game, in about 28 minutes a night. 

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