Nikola Jokic, Tyrese Maxey Named Players Of The Week

Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (Western Conference) and Sixers guard Tyrese Maxey (East) have been named the NBA’s players of the week, the league announced on Monday (via Twitter).

Jokic, the reigning Finals MVP, averaged 26.3 points, 13.0 rebounds and 7.7 assists in leading Denver to a perfect 3-0 record last week. The two-time regular season MVP posted a .615/.455/.769 shooting line for the 2022/23 NBA champions.

Maxey, who turns 23 on Saturday, is also off to an excellent start in ’23/24. He averaged 30.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and 6.3 assists on .500/.560/.913 shooting as Philadelphia went 2-1 in the opening week of the season.

According to the NBA (Twitter links), the other nominees in the West were Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, Luka Doncic, Kevin Durant, De’Aaron Fox, Paul George, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Zion Williamson, while Jalen Duren, Maxey’s teammate Joel Embiid, Tyrese Haliburton, Aaron Nesmith, Donovan Mitchell, Kristaps Porzingis and Franz Wagner were nominated in the East.

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