December 2021 Basketball Wiretap

Kemba Walker, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Named NBA's Players Of The Week

Dec 27, 2021 3:45 PM

Kemba Walker and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander have been named the NBA's Players of the Week for Week 10.

Walker averaged 25.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 8.3 assists as the New York Knicks went 2-1. Walker reentered the New York rotation following injuries and COVID-19 issues.

Gilegous-Alexander averaged 27.5 points, 7.0 assists and 6.3 rebounds as the Oklahoma City Thunder went 3-1.

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Domantas Sabonis, LeBron James Named NBA's Players Of The Week

Dec 13, 2021 3:35 PM

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

Sabonis averaged 25.0 points and 10.3 rebounds as the Indiana Pacers went 3-0.

James averaged 28.3 points, 8.0 assists and 7.5 rebounds as the Los Angeles Lakers went 3-1.

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Stephen Curry Receives 94 Out Of 100 First Place Votes In NBA MVP Straw Poll

Dec 10, 2021 3:51 PM

Stephen Curry received 94 out of 100 first place votes in ESPN's initial straw poll for the 21-22 NBA MVP award.

Curry last won the MVP in 2016.

Curry (978 points) was followed by Kevin Durant (610 points, two first-place votes) and Giannis Antetokounmpo (471 points, three first-place votes). Last year's MVP, Nikola Jokic (256 points), got the other first-place vote and came in fourth overall.

Chris Paul (160 points) rounded out the top five.

Curry, Durant and Antetokounmpo were named to all 100 ballots 

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Tags: Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Award

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Donovan Mitchell, DeMar DeRozan Named NBA's Players Of The Week

Dec 6, 2021 3:41 PM

Donovan Mitchell and DeMar DeRozan have been named the NBA's Players of the Week for Week 7.

Mitchell averaged 33.0 points and 5.7 assists as the Utah Jazz went 3-0.

DeRozan averaged 30.3 points and 5.7 assists as the Chicago Bulls went 3-0.

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Monty Williams, Billy Donovan Named NBA's Coaches Of The Month For Oct/Nov

Dec 2, 2021 4:33 PM

Monty Williams and Billy Donovan have been named the NBA's Coaches of the Month for October/November.

The Phoenix Suns went 18-3 during the timeframe under Williams.

After incorporating multiple key new players, the Chicago Bulls went 14-8 under Donovan. 

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Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant Named NBA's Players Of The Month For Oct/Nov

Dec 2, 2021 3:07 PM

Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant have been named the NBA's Players of the Month for October/November.

Curry averaged 27.8 points, 6.6 assists and 5.7 rebounds as the Golden State Warriors had an 18-3 record.

Durant averaged 28.6 points, 7.5 rebound and 5.6 assists as the Brooklyn Nets went 15-6.

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Evan Mobley, Josh Giddy Named NBA's Rookies Of The Month For Oct/Nov

Dec 2, 2021 2:07 PM

Evan Mobley and Josh Giddy have been named the NBA's Rookies of the Month for October/November.

Mobley, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, helped the Cavaliers go 11-6 in the 17 games he appeared in during the opening month and averaged 14.4 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 0.94 steals and 1.76 blocks in 33.8 minutes. 

Giddy averaged 10.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 5.8 assists for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Giddy was the sixth overall pick.

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