New and old aces representing the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James (38, LA Lakers) and Donovan Mitchell (26) were selected as players of the week.
On the morning of the 10th (hereafter Korean time), the NBA announced the player of the week for the 12th week (3rd-9th). Lebron and Mitchell were listed side by side.
Lebron became the 64th player in his career and the player of the week after 1 year and 1 month. He started in three games during Week 12 and played an average of 36.7 minutes, recording 35 points, 8.7 rebounds and 7.7 assists, a field goal success rate of 54.8% (24.3 attempts) and a free throw success rate of 76.7% (10 attempts).
In particular, Lebron recorded +12 court margin during the period and led to victory in all matches. This means that LeBron is putting more effort into defense than ever before. 안전놀이터
Mitchell became the Player of the Week for the fourth time in his career and the first time this season. He played three matches during that period and won all of them. In addition, he played an average of 38.6 minutes, 37.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 7.3 assists, field shooting success rate of 53% (22 attempts), three-point success rate of 35.3% (four attempts), free throw success rate of 86.1% (12 attempts), and court margin +10.3.
Above all, Mitchell recorded a career-high 71 points and 11 assists after an overtime game against the Chicago Bulls on the 3rd. This is the first time in NBA history and the club’s career high score also corresponds to a new record.
On the other hand, there are players who have performed just as well as these.
As for the Western Conference, Thomas Bryant (Lakers), Luka Doncic (Dallas), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Oklahoma City) and Jaren Jackson Jr. (Memphis) delivered great performances in Week 12.
In the Eastern Conference, Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee), Paolo Bankero (Orlando), Jaylen Brunson and Julius Randall (New York), Kevin Durant (Brooklyn), Tyrese Halliburton and Miles Turner (Indiana) and Jack Lavin I didn’t become a player of the week.