As with every Monday, the NBA analyzes the profiles of the best players from the past week before deciding and assigning awards. Luka Doncic and DeMar DeRozan were especially unstoppable in the first half of February, having just won the stakes for their contributions over the past seven days.
It might surprise you, but it’s Luka Doncic’s first this season. A Slovenian phenomenon, he had some trouble at the start of the season, he was average in the first half of the season given his level, It’s clearly gaining momentum now. Not that the Clippers would say otherwise. Luka The Don, accustomed to tormenting Los Angeles, scored 96 points (51+45) in Tyronn Lue’s two games against the band, including 28 in the opponent’s first quarter alone in Game 1. However, the Mavericks have only won one of those two games, but their balance sheet remained positive all week, beating the Pistons last Tuesday. In a game, Doncic also scored 33 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists. Finally, over the past 7 days, Luka has averaged 43 pieces, 10.3 rebounds, 8.3 caviar, 1 block, and shot 53.2% from the field, 50% of which came from the parking lot (18/36!) . Don’t you feel very honest? Just for the record, all of his performances were done with Kristaps Porzingis on the sidelines. We say so, we say nothing. Regardless, the Latvian was sent to Washington ahead of the trade deadline with Spencer Dinwiddie and Davis Bertans. From a purely sports perspective, it’s uncertain whether Dallas will win in the short term, but with a player of Doncic’s caliber, anything is possible. The Mavericks are now fifth in the Western Conference with a 33-24 record.
Thus, in the Eastern Conference, DeMar DeRozan earned his third Player of the Week title this season. Nothing to complain about either. DMDR is simply unshakable at the moment, closing his eyes and locking the box like MJ in his glory days: 38, 36, 35, 38, this is his total score in last four games, He already broke out on Sunday, Feb. 6 with 45 pawns against Joel Embiid’s 76ers.DeRozan almost evolved on one level unfair The game was so simple, and it is now. Check the percentage of people who are considered the king of the mid-range today: 59.8% (55/92) on the week and 83% on throws, in other words, the person is in automatic mode. Only the Suns, because it was the Suns, managed to shed the guy’s offensive talent, but Charlotte, Minnesota and Oklahoma City all fell under DeMar’s onslaught. DeRozan’s XXL performance (36.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1 steal) drops further while Zach LaVine’s knee struggles a bit and Chicago’s infirmary is still busy (Alex Caruso, Lonzo Ball, Derek Jones Jr., Javonte Green). You say MVP? DeRozan may be behind Embiid, Jokic and Giannis in the game, but he has some contention about his situation, and Chicago is second in the East (36-21) in those lines.
Luka Doncic and DeMar DeRozan got the reward, and we’d say it wasn’t stolen. Devin Booker, Chris Paul and Ja Morant are also among the nominations in the West, while DMDR outpaces Joel Embiid, Pascal Siakam and Jason Tatoo in the East M et al.
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