Luka Doncic, Donovan Mitchell Named Players Of The Week

Mavericks guard Luka Doncic and Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell have been named the NBA’s Players of the Week, the league announced on Monday (via Twitter). Doncic won for the Western Conference, while Mitchell was the East’s winner.

Doncic helped lead Dallas to a 4-0 week, averaging 31.3 points, 10.5 rebounds, 8.0 assists and 1.8 steals on .513/.442/.686 shooting in 37.5 minutes per game. The perennial All-NBA guard has taken his game to new heights this season, averaging career highs in several categories, including points (34.5), assists (9.4), and minutes (a league-high 37.6) per game, three-point percentage (38.0%) and free throw percentage (77.6%).

According to the Mavs (Twitter link), Doncic has earned more Player of the Week honors than any player in the West since 2019/20. This was his 11th weekly award over that span.

As for Mitchell, the East’s reigning Player of the Month helped guide Cleveland to a 4-0 week as well, averaging 27.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.0 block on .541/.459/1.000 shooting in 33.0 minutes. Mitchell, who was selected as an All-Star for the fifth time in 2023/24, will also be participating in the three-point contest at All-Star weekend.

The Cavs are the league’s hottest team, having won 17 of their past 18 games.

According to the NBA, the other nominees in the West were Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant and Brandon Ingram, while Miles Bridges, Kristaps Porzingis, Jayson Tatum, Pascal Siakam, Myles Turner and Franz Wagner were nominated in the East (Twitter link).

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