Nikola Jokic, Jalen Brunson Named Players Of The Week

Nuggets center Nikola Jokic has been named the Western Conference’s final Player of the Week for the 2023/24 season, while Knicks guard Jalen Brunson has won the award for the Eastern Conference, the NBA announced today (via Twitter).

It’s Jokic’s second Player of the Week win of ’23/24 — the first came all the way back in October. The Nuggets star put a bookend on what will likely be his third MVP season by averaging 26.5 points, 11.5 rebounds, 7.8 assists, and 3.0 steals in 35.5 minutes per game as Denver enjoyed a 3-1 week and secured the West’s No. 2 seed. Jokic shot an eye-popping 68.8% from the field, including 83.3% on three-pointers, for the week.

Brunson, who figures to earn MVP votes this spring as well, won his fourth Player of the Week award of the season, matching Luka Doncic for the most by any player in 2023/24.

In Brunson’s final four games of the regular season – all Knicks wins – he averaged 38.5 points, 7.5 assists, and 3.5 rebounds in 37.5 minutes per game, with a shooting line of .510/.500/.917. Since the week ran from April 8-14, those figures don’t include the 43-point game he had against Milwaukee on April 7.

Bradley Beal, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, LeBron James, CJ McCollum, and Jokic’s teammate Jamal Murray were also nominated for the Western Conference award, according to the league (Twitter link). Brunson beat out fellow nominees Jarrett Allen, DeMar DeRozan, Tyler Herro, and Myles Turner in the East.

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