Timberwolves huge man Karl-Anthony Cities has been named the Participant of the Week for the Western Convention, whereas Celtics ahead Jayson Tatum has received the award for the Jap Convention, the NBA introduced Monday.
Oddly, that is the third time this season that Cities and Tatum have earned Participant of the Week honors for a similar week. Each gamers received the award on December 20 and once more on March 7.
Cities’ numbers throughout the week of March 14-20 have been buoyed by his 60-point, 17-rebound outburst in San Antonio final Monday, however he additionally led the Timberwolves to blowout victories over the Lakers and Bucks. He averaged 38.Three PPG, 12.Zero RPG, and three.Zero APG on .569/.600/.925 capturing in simply 31.four minutes per contest in these three wins.
Tatum’s Celtics additionally loved a dominant 3-Zero week as they continued their climb up the Jap standings, successful by 20 or extra factors in Golden State, Sacramento, and Denver. The All-Star ahead put up 29.Three PPG, 7.7 RPG, and 5.Zero APG with a .592/.571/.933 capturing line in these three video games (34.6 MPG).
The opposite nominees for this week’s Participant of the Week awards have been Deandre Ayton, Devin Booker, and Donovan Mitchell within the West, together with Kevin Durant, Darius Garland, Tyler Herro, Pascal Siakam, and Tatum’s teammate Jaylen Brown within the East.