Now, with Westbrook sidelined until at least the All-Star break, it’s unclear whether Jackson will remain eligible to win the award. After all, to even be considered for the Sixth Man Award, a player must start in no more than half of his appearances.
Jackson has seven starts in comparison to 25 games off the bench. As of now, his eligibility isn’t a concern. But the Thunder have 23 games between now and the All-Star break. With the status and nature of Westbrook’s injury so unclear, we decided to remove Jackson from the rankings until we get a better idea of when Westbrook might return.