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MacKay: Blazers F Luke Babbitt Didn't Deserve Sixth Man Of The Year Vote

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One local blogger concludes that 2013 Sixth Man of the Year finalist Luke Babbitt of the Portland Trail Blazers just didn't deserve his third place vote for 2013 Sixth Man of the Year.

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David MacKay of Rip City Project writes that 2013 Sixth Man of the Year finalist Luke Babbitt of the Portland Trail Blazers just didn't deserve his third place vote for 2013 Sixth Man of the Year.

So take this minor honor with a grain of salt. Babbitt's numbers are down this season and so is his stock. To put it bluntly, this nomination was a fluke. I've got a fair bit of respect for Luke, and I wish him all the success he can muster, but even he must know that today's sliver of spotlight is undeserved. Now, I am aware that Babbitt has (somehow) managed to become a fan favorite, so please consider this before grabbing the tar and feathers: to rebuke his praise is not to deny his ability. Babbitt has shown potential to do great things, just not this year.

Babbitt received a single third-place vote, announced on Monday, and no one is clear exactly who cast the vote or why. Tom Ziller of SB Nation, however, is sure that the Luke Babbitt Voter is a hero.

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