Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets and the Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks have been named the Western and Eastern Conference Players of the Week for games played between Jan. 28 – Feb. 3, the NBA announced on Tuesday.
|Western Conference||Eastern Conference|
|Week 1||Nikola Jokic||Kemba Walker|
|Week 2||Stephen Curry||Giannis Antetokounmpo|
|Week 3||Russell Westbrook||Victor Oladipo|
|Week 4||CJ McCollum||Pascal Siakam|
|Week 5||Anthony Davis||Nikola Vucevic|
|Week 6||Tobias Harris||Giannis Antetokounmpo|
|Week 7||Paul Millsap||Kawhi Leonard|
|Week 8||Stephen Curry||Bradley Beal|
|Week 9||James Harden||Thaddeus Young|
|Week 10||Paul George||Giannis Antetokounmpo|
|Week 11||James Harden||Giannis Antetokounmpo|
|Week 12||Donovan Mitchell||Kawhi Leonard|
|Week 13||James Harden||D’Angelo Russell|
|Week 14||Paul George||Giannis Antetokounmpo|
|Week 15||Nikola Jokic||Giannis Antetokounmpo|
Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic led the Denver Nuggets to a 4-0 record in the week with wins coming against the Houston Rockets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Memphis Grizzlies, and the New Orleans Pelicans.
In these four games, he averaged 22.0 points, 11.8 rebounds, 8.0 assists, and 2.0 steals on 54.7% shooting from the field.
The standout performance in the week came against the Rockets when the team was missing their starting backcourt of Gary Harris and Jamal Murray. He put out spectacular numbers of 31 points, 13 rebounds, and 9 assists on 12-of-15 shooting from the field.
– NBA (@NBA) February 2, 2019
This Player of the Week honour was Jokic’s second of this season, after also receiving the honour for the opening week of the 2018-19 season. This announcement comes only a few days after the Serbian was named as an All-Star reserve, the first selection of his career.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
The Greek Freak led the Milwaukee Bucks to a 3-0 record in the past week with wins coming against the Toronto Raptors, Detroit Pistons, and the Washington Wizards.
In these three games, he averaged 25.7 points, 9.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists, and 2.7 steals on 51.0% shooting from the field.
The standout performance of the week came against the Detroit Pistons. Antetokounmpo tallied up 21 points, 11 assists, 8 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 blocks on 50.0% shooting from the field.
This Player of the Week honour was Antetokounmpo’s sixth of this season, and his second consecutive. This announcement comes a week after after the Greek native was named as an All-Star captain in his third selection to the game.