Enes Kanter is 14th in the NBA in PER and the highest of any bench player. His teammate and All-star Russell Westbrook kicked off the sixth man of the year campaign by endorsing Enes.
Russell said,”In my opinion, Enes is probably the Sixth Man of the Year,” Westbrook said. “I think he gets overlooked, man. To me, it doesn’t make any sense. The things he does on a night in, night out basis at his position, coming off the bench, shooting top five shooting percentage, averaging a double-double off the bench, to me, ain’t nobody off he bench that plays better than him on a night in, night out basis.
PER stands for Player Efficiency Rating and is one of the most accurate states that determines a players efficiency on the court.