Basketball Wiretap

Jamal Murray, Joel Embiid Named Rookies Of The Month

Dec 1, 2016 4:41 PM

Jamal Murray and Joel Embiid have been named the Rookies of the Month for October and November.

Murray is averaging 10.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists in his first 18 games. Murray is shooting 41.6 percent on three-pointers.

Embiid is averaging 18.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 2.3 blocks per game. Embiid missed the first two seasons of his career due to injury and is a rookie despite being in the 2014 NBA Draft class.

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Tags: Jamal Murray, Joel Embiid, Denver Nuggets, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Award

LeBron James, Russell Westbrook Named Players Of The Month

Dec 1, 2016 4:07 PM

LeBron James and Russell Westbrook have been named the NBA's Players of the Month for November.

This past October and November, James averaged 23.5 points, 8.1 rebounds and 9.3 assists in 35.9 minutes as the Cavaliers went 13-2 in the 15 contests he appeared in. He also shot .498 from the field, .362 from beyond the arc and .720 from the foul line. The 6-8 forward won the Eastern Conference Player of the Week twice in the opening month (weeks ending October 30 and November 6) and registered nine double-doubles and a conference-best three triple-doubles (Oct. 25 vs. New York, Nov. 23 vs. Portland and Nov. 27 at Philadelphia). Among Eastern Conference leaders, James ranked first in plus/minus (+159), tied for first in assists per game (9.3), fourth in field goals made per game (8.5), sixth in points per game (23.5), tied for sixth in double-doubles (9) and tied for 13th in rebounds per game (8.1).

Westbrook is averaging a triple-double through 20 games for the 12-8 Thunder. Westbrook ranks second in the NBA in scoring (31.2 points), second in assists (11.3 assists) and 11th in rebounds (10.5 rebounds).

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Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Award

LeBron James Named Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson Of The Year

Dec 1, 2016 11:01 AM

LeBron James has been named Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year after leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to the 2016 NBA championship.

James scored 41 points in Games 5 and 6 of The Finals and made a key block in the final minutes of Game 7.

Tiger Woods is the only previous two-time winner of the award.


Tags: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Award

Kevin Durant, Kevin Love Named Players Of The Week

Nov 28, 2016 3:09 PM

Kevin Durant and Kevin Love have been named the NBA's Players of the Week for games played between Nov. 21st and Nov. 27th.

Durant averaged 24.8 points, 8.3 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 2.7 blocks during the week while the Warriors went 4-0.

Love averaged 30.7 points and 9.7 rebounds as the Cavaliers went 3-0.

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Jimmy Butler, Anthony Davis Named NBA Players Of The Week

Nov 21, 2016 4:00 PM

The Chicago Bulls’ Jimmy Butler and the New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Nov. 14 through Sunday, Nov. 20.

Butler helped the Bulls to a 3-1 week, with all victories coming on the road, by averaging 27.3 points (second in the East), 9.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists. He began the week with back-to-back double-doubles, finishing with 27 points and 12 rebounds in a 113-88 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Nov. 15 and recording 20 points and 12 rebounds in an 85-77 victory over the Utah Jazz on Nov. 17. In his final game of the week, Butler scored a season-high 40 points and added seven rebounds and six assists in a 118-110 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Nov. 20.

The Pelicans went 3-0 last week in games Davis played (3-1 overall) as he averaged a league-high 33.7 points, led the West with 13.7 rebounds and 3.0 blocks, and added 2.0 steals.

Tags: Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Pelicans, NBA, NBA Award

DeMar DeRozan, James Harden Named NBA Players Of The Week

Nov 14, 2016 3:04 PM

DeMar DeRozan and James Harden have been named the NBA's Players of the Week for games played between Nov. 7-13.

DeRozan led the NBA last week averaging 34.7 points and shot .535 (38-for-71) from the field in three games. He became the fourth player in NBA history to record 30 or more points in eight of the first nine games to start a season, joining Michael Jordan (1986-87), World B. Free (1979-80) and Nate Archibald (1972-73).

Harden averaged 27 points, 14.3 assists and 9.7 rebounds during the week.

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George Hill, LeBron James Named Players Of The Week

Nov 7, 2016 3:12 PM

LeBron James and George Hill have been named the NBA Players of the Week for games played between Oct. 31 and Nov. 6.

Hill averaged 20.8 points, 5.8 assists and 3.3 rebounds last week while leading the Jazz to a 3-1 record. Utah has a 4-0 record when Hill scores at least 20 points.

James averaged 24.7 points, 11.3 assists and 9.3 rebounds as the Cavaliers went 3-0.

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Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Award