December 2019 Basketball Wiretap

Jaylen Brown, Brandon Ingram Named NBA's Players Of The Week

Dec 30, 2019 4:27 PM

Jaylen Brown and Brandon Ingram have been named the NBA's Players of the Week.

Ingram helped lead New Orleans to a 4-0 week while averaging 25.3 points on .493 shooting from the floor, including .542 from three-point range and a perfect 1.000 from the free throw line, as well as 7.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.0 steals.

Brown averaged a team-high 27.0 points on 62.2% shooting (57.9% 3-PT), 6.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.0 steal over three games at Toronto and at home against Cleveland and Toronto. He was the only Eastern Conference competitor to produce at least 25.0 points on 60.0% shooting throughout the week.

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Tags: Boston Celtics, New Orleans Pelicans, NBA, NBA Award

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Dennis Schroder, Kyle Lowry Named NBA's Players Of The Week

Dec 23, 2019 3:12 PM

Dennis Schröder and Kyle Lowry have been named the NBA's Players of the Week for Week 9 of the 19-20 season.

Schröder averaged 25.3 points, 6.0 assists and 5.3 rebounds as the Oklahoma City Thunder went 4-0.

Lowry averaged 24.5 points, 10.0 assists and 6.5 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors went 4-0.

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Bam Adebayo, LeBron James Named NBA's Players Of The Week

Dec 16, 2019 3:07 PM

Bam Adebayo and LeBron James have been named the NBA's Players of the Week for Week 8.

Adebayo averaged 20.0 points, 11.3 rebounds and 8.7 assists as the Miami Heat went 2-1.

James averaged 28.3 points, 11.0 rebounds and 9.7 assists as the Los Angeles Lakers went 3-0.

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Jimmy Butler, Anthony Davis Named NBA's Players Of The Week

Dec 9, 2019 3:07 PM

Jimmy Butler and Anthony Davis have been named the NBA's Players of the Week for Week 7.

Butler averaged 27.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 8.5 assists as the Miami Heat went 3-1.

Davis averaged 35.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks as the Los Angeles Lakers went 4-0.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Declared Early MVP Frontrunner In Straw Poll

Dec 4, 2019 10:13 AM

A straw poll of 101 media members was conducted to gauge the early MVP race has Giannis Antetokounmpo as the frontrunner.

Antetokounmpo received 48 first-place votes and was the only player to appear on all 101 ballots.

LeBron James, Luka Doncic and James Harden trail Antetokounmpo in the straw poll. James received 29 first-place votes, 651 points, named on 100 ballots. Doncic received 14 first-place votes, 569 points and is on 99 ballots. Harden received nine first-place votes, 444 points and is on 97 ballots.

Antetokounmpo won the MVP last season with Harden finishing second.

Pascal Siakam ended up coming in fifth in the straw poll with 52 points ahead of Kawhi Leonard (49) and Anthony Davis (38).

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Tags: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Award

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Kendrick Nunn, Ja Morant Named NBA's Rookies Of The Month

Dec 3, 2019 10:39 PM

Kendrick Nunn and Ja Morant have been named the NBA's Rookies of the Month for October and November.

Nunn averaged 16.4 points and 3.2 assists per game.

Morant averaged 18.6 points and 6.4 assists per game.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic Named NBA's Players Of The Month

Dec 3, 2019 4:22 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Luka Doncic have been named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month, respectively, for contests played in October and November.

This marks the first time two international players have won NBA Player of the Month in their respective conferences in the same month.

Doncic registered 30.8 points, 9.9 rebounds and 9.6 assists to guide Dallas to a 12-6 record over the first two months, while Antetokounmpo averaged 30.9 points, 13.4 rebounds and 5.9 assists to lift Milwaukee atop the Eastern Conference (17-3).

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Frank Vogel, Nick Nurse Named NBA's Coaches Of The Month

Dec 2, 2019 4:53 PM

Frank Vogel and Nick Nurse have been named the NBA's Coaches of the Month for October/November.

Vogel led the Los Angeles Lakers to a 17-2 record despite turning over most of their roster.

Nurse led the Toronto Raptors to a 14-4 record as the team has maintained their strong play despite the loss of Kawhi Leonard.

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Carmelo Anthony, Giannis Antetokounmpo Named NBA Players Of The Week

Dec 2, 2019 4:50 PM

Carmelo Anthony and Giannis Antetokounmpo have been named the NBA's Players of the Week.

Antetokounmpo averaged 34.8 points, 11.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists as the Milwaukee Bucks went 4-0.

Anthony averaged 22.3 points and 7.7 rebounds as the Portland Trail Blazers went 3-0.

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