DeMarcus Cousins and Nicolas Batum have been named the NBA's Players of the Week for games played between Nov. 9th and Nov. 15th.
Cousins led the Kings to a 3-1 week behind averages of 32.5 points (tied-first in the conference) and 11.0 rebounds (third in the conference). He posted a point-rebound double-double in three of four contests, including a 40-point, 13-rebound effort on Nov. 13 during a 111-109 win over the Nets. The sixth-year big man connected on 9-of-19 (47.4 percent) three-point field goals on the week and also collected six blocks and three steals.
Batum led the Hornets to a 3-1 week behind averages of 25.5 points (fifth in the East), 6.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists. The French native ranked fifth in the conference in three-point field goal percentage (57.7 percent) as he connected on 15-of-26 triples on the week. Batum stuffed the stat sheet against his former team on Nov. 15. as he posted 33 points, six assists and five rebounds during a 106-94 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.