January 2019 Basketball Wiretap

D'Angelo Russell, James Harden Named NBA Players Of The Week

Jan 21, 2019 3:22 PM

D'Angelo Russell and James Harden have been named the NBA's Players of the Week for Week 14 (Jan. 14-20).

Russell averaged 28.0 points and 7.0 assists as the Nets went 3-0.

Harden averaged 54.3 points, 9.0 rebounds and 4.7 assists as the Rockets went 2-1.

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Tags: D'Angelo Russell, James Harden, Houston Rockets, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Award

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Kawhi Leonard, Donovan Mitchell Named NBA's Players Of The Week

Jan 14, 2019 6:13 PM

Kawhi Leonard and Donovan Mitchell have been named the NBA's Players of the Week.

Leonard averaged 30.7 points and 8.7 rebounds while shooting 53.8 percent from the field, 47.1 percent from three and 82.4 percent from the free throw line. 

Mitchell averaged 31.5 points, 5.8 assists and 4.3 rebounds over the four games. Mitchell shot 48.4 percent from the field and 48.6 percent from beyond the arc

 

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Tags: Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Award

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Nikola Jokic, Joel Embiid Named NBA Players Of The Week

Jan 7, 2019 6:53 PM

Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid have been named the NBA's Players of the Week.

Jokic led the Nuggets to a perfect 3-0 record by averaging 28.0 points, 13.0 rebounds and 9.0 assists.

Embiid averaged 31.7 points, 16.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.0 blocks and 1.7 steals over three games last week.

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Tags: Denver Nuggets, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Award

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James Harden Overtakes Giannis Antetokounmpo In MVP Odds

Jan 4, 2019 1:34 PM

On the heels of another incredible performance by reigning MVP James Harden, BetDSI has updated its futures odds to win the coveted award.

Just over a week ago, Giannis Antetokounmpo was the favorite with +350 odds while Harden was second at +450. Harden's odds have almost been cut in half after reaching a high of +1000 (10/1) at the start of December.

2018-19 NBA MVP Odds

James Harden +250
Giannis Antetokounmpo +450
LeBron James +500
Anthony Davis +750
Kawhi Leonard +1000
Stephen Curry +1200
Kevin Durant +1200
Joel Embiid +1500
Paul George +2500
Russell Westbrook +3000
Nikola Jokic +5000
Damian Lillard +7500
Kyrie Irving +7500
Ben Simmons +20000
Donovan Mitchell +20000
Victor Oladipo +20000
Blake Griffin +30000
DeMar DeRozan +30000

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Tags: James Harden, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Award

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James Harden, Giannis Antetokounmpo Named Players Of The Month

Jan 3, 2019 10:42 PM

James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo have been named the NBA's Players of the Month For December.

The Rockets were 11-4 in December with Harden averaging 36.4 points, 7.9 assists, 5.9 rebounds and 1.80 steals. 

While leading the Bucks to a 10-4 record in December and to the top spot of the NBA standings, Antetokounmpo averaged 25.6 points, 12.5 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 1.9 blocks and 1.2 steals per game while shooting 60.3 percent from the field. 

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Tags: Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Award

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Kevin Knox, Luka Doncic Named Rookies Of The Month

Jan 3, 2019 10:04 PM

Kevin Knox and Luka Doncic  have been named the NBA Rookies of the Month for December.

Knox averaged 17.1 points and 6.0 rebounds per game in December.

Doncic averaged 21.1 points, 6.4 rebounds and 6.1 assists and picked up four double-doubles in December.

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Tags: Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Award

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Nate McMillan, Mike D'Antoni Named Coaches Of The Month For December

Jan 2, 2019 3:19 PM

Nate McMillan and Mike D'Antoni have been named the NBA's Coaches of the Month for December.

The Rockets were 11-4 in December, winning 10 of their final 11 games. Houston won a season-high tying five straight games to close out the year, despite being without Chris Paul. The Rockets were 5-0 in December against teams that have 20-plus wins on the season.

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Tags: Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, NBA, NBA Award

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