Our panel thinks Gibson should take home the honors, but sees Crawford actually winning the award for the second time in his career.
Gibson has been a key player in keeping Chicago's bench a strong point, shouldering more responsibilities for a playoff-bound team that traded Luol Deng midseason and dealt with the ongoing injury problems of Derrick Rose.
Meanwhile, Crawford continued to thrive in his sixth-man role with the Clippers, and also stepped in admirably as a starter when his teammates went down with injuries.
Here is the voting breakdown by our ESPN Forecast panel.
ESPN Forecast: Who should win the Sixth Man of the Year award?
Voters ranked their top three picks, with a 5-3-1 scoring system
ESPN Forecast: Who will win the Sixth Man of the Year award?
Voters selected one name each