March 2021 Basketball Wiretap

De'Aaron Fox, Terry Rozier Named NBA's Players Of The Week

Mar 29, 2021 4:10 PM

De'Aaron Fox and Terry Rozier have been named the NBA's Players of the Week for Week 14.

Fox averaged 36.8 points and 5.5 assists as the Sacramento Kings went 4-0.

Rozier averaged 24.3 points, 5.5 assists and 5.3 rebounds as the Charlotte Hornets went 3-1.

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Nikola Jokic, Giannis Antetokounmpo Named NBA's Players Of The Week

Mar 22, 2021 3:52 PM

Nikola Jokic and Giannis Antetokounmpo have been named the NBA's Players of the Week for Week 13.

Jokic averaged 26.8 points, 12.3 rebounds and 8.5 assists as the Denver Nuggets went 3-1.

Antetokounmpo averaged 29.7 points, 12.7 rebounds and 10.0 assists as the Milwaukee Bucks went 3-0.

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Paul Reed Named G League MVP, Rookie Of The Year

Mar 22, 2021 2:27 PM

Paul Reed has been named both the 2021 NBA G League Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year. The Philadelphia 76ers two-way contract player was the only player in the league to average at least 20 points and 11 rebounds per game this season, while leading the Delaware Blue Coats to the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. Reed led the G League with 12 double-doubles in 15 games and is the first player in Delaware franchise history to earn either MVP or Rookie of the Year honors.
 
Reed, the No. 58 overall selection in the 2020 NBA Draft by Philadelphia, shot .588 from the field, .444 from three-point range and .789 from the free-throw line. He was the only player among the G League’s top-10 in total rebounds with at least 20 three-pointers made (24). The DePaul product started each of the Blue Coats’ 15 regular-season games and was the only player in the league with at least 25 steals (29) and 25 blocks (27) during the regular season. Reed was one of only three players with at least two 30-point games.

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Tags: Paul Reed, Jr., Philadelphia Sixers, Delaware 87ers, NBA, D-League, NBA Award, D-League Teams

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Joel Embiid Becomes Betting Favorite To Win MVP

Mar 11, 2021 1:19 AM

Joel Embiid overtook LeBron James as the betting favorite to win MVP at Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill.

Embiid is now a +200 favorite, with James at +225.

Nikola Jokic, Luka Doncic, and Steph Curry round out the top five.

Embiid opened the season at 40-1 odds to win MVP.

Embiid could become the first center to win the MVP since Shaquille O'Neal in 2000. 

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Tags: Joel Embiid, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Award

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Quin Snyder, Steve Nash Named NBA's Coaches Of The Month For February

Mar 2, 2021 4:17 PM

Quin Snyder and Steve Nash have been named the NBA's Coaches of the Month for February.

Snyder led the Utah Jazz to a 12-2 record on the month.

The Brooklyn Nets were 9-4 under Nash in February.

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James Harden, Devin Booker Named NBA's Players Of The Month For February

Mar 2, 2021 4:14 PM

James Harden and Devin Booker have been named the NBA's Players of the Month for February.

Harden averaged 25.6 points, 10.7 assists and 8.8 rebounds as the Brooklyn Nets went 9-4.

Booker averaged 27.9 points and 4.5 assists as the Phoenix Suns went 12-3.

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Tyrese Hailburton, LaMelo Ball Named NBA's Rookies Of The Month

Mar 2, 2021 2:10 PM

Tyrese Hailburton and LaMelo Ball have been named the NBA's Rookies of the Month for February.

Haliburton averaged 16.2 points, 5.3 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game for the month.

Ball averaged 20.1 points, 6.7 assists and 6.2 rebounds per game.

Haliburton and Ball also won the award for January.

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Tags: Charlotte Hornets, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Award

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Devin Booker, Giannis Antetokounmpo Named NBA Players Of The Week

Mar 1, 2021 4:50 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Devin Booker have been named the NBA Players of the Week for Week 10.

Antetokounmpo averaged 37.0 points, 10.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists as the Milwaukee Bucks went 3-0 last week.

Booker averaged 33.0 points and 4.3 assists as the Phoenix Suns went 3-1.

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