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Donovan Mitchell, Joel Embiid Named NBA's Players Of The Month For December

Jan 4, 2022 3:11 PM

Donovan Mitchell and Joel Embiid have been named the NBA's Players of the Month for December.

Mitchell averaged 30.2 points and 5.0 assists as the Utah Jazz went 12-2.

Embiid averaged 29.2 points, 11.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists as the Philadelphia 76ers went 8-6.

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Josh Giddey, Franz Wagner Named NBA's Rookies Of The Month For December

Jan 4, 2022 2:34 PM

Josh Giddey and Franz Wagner have been named the NBA's Rookies of the Month for December.

Giddey averaged 11.8 points, 7.1 rebounds and 6.7 assists for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Giddey also won the award for November. 

Wagner averaged 19.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists for the Orlando Magic.

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Ja Morant, DeMar DeRozan Named NBA's Players Of The Week

Jan 3, 2022 3:45 PM

Ja Morant and DeMar DeRozan have been named the NBA's Players of the Week for Week 11.

Morant averaged 34.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.7 assists as the Memphis Grizzlies went 3-0.

DeRozan averaged 27.8 points, 7.3 assists and 5.3 rebounds as the Chicago Bulls went 4-0.

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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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