NBA Sixth Man power rankings: 2 Heat players competing for award

There isn't a runaway favorite for Sixth Man on the Year. Can Jaime Jaquez Jr. and Duncan Robinson get their names in the race?

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5. Cole Anthony

Cole Anthony
Miami Heat v Orlando Magic / James Gilbert/GettyImages

Stats: 14.5 PPG 4.5 RPG 3.5 APG

The once-viral high school sensation Cole Anthony is changing the narrative around his career. Anthony has been seen through the "athlete's lens" when one describes his game. You'd bring up his cartoon-like hops and roadrunner agility, but his skills weren't a topic of conversation.

Anthony has been improving decision-making-wise. He only sometimes looks for the highlight reel dunk that shows off his athleticism—settling for higher percentage shots or making extra passes to keep the offense alive.

Over the last two years, he's cleaned up the efficiency bug that's plagued him to start his career. Still, owning a 57 TS% isn't anything to write home about, but we see the improvement nonetheless. He's the sparkplug that's helped catapult the surprise Orlando Magic to 5th in the East.