Giannis Antetokounmpo emerges once more as Player of the Week

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Giannis Askounis

06/Feb/23 21:52

Second week in a row for Giannis Antetokounmpo as the Eastern Conference Player of the Week

By Johnny Askounis/

A league-high fourth Player of the Week nod for Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Antetokounmpo, 28, is the Eastern Conference Player of the Week with Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers notching the respective award of the Western Conference, as announced by the NBA Monday to recap the 16th week of the Regular Season from January 30 to February 5. The same two players were named Players of the Week last week as well.

The Freak averaged 41 points per game in three wins this week. Adding 17.3 points and 5.7 assists per contest lifted him to the latest weekly distinction. Lillard went for 38.3 points, 6.8 assists, and 4.5 rebounds per contest fueling a 3-1 run for Portland.

Among other nominees was back-to-back season MVP Nikola Jokic, as noted. Denver Nuggets teammate Jamal Murray, Mikal Bridges of the Phoenix Suns, Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers, and Kawhi Leonard of the Los Angeles Clippers were also shortlisted in the West. On to the East, Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers, Markelle Fultz of the Orlando Magic, Darius Garland of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Dejounte Murray of the Atlanta Hawks, and Cam Thomas of the Brooklyn Nets missed the cut.

List of 2022-23 NBA Players of the Week

1 Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics) Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers)
2 Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Oklahoma City Thunder)
3 Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets) Paul George (Los Angeles Clippers)
4 Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers) Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)
5 Tyrese Haliburton (Indiana Pacers) De’Aaron Fox (Sacramento Kings)
6 Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks) Deandre Ayton (Phoenix Suns)
7 Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets) Anthony Davis (Los Angeles Lakers)
8 Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers) Zion Williamson (New Orleans Pelicans)
9 Donovan Mitchell (Cleveland Cavaliers) Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets)
10 Pascal Siakam (Toronto Raptors) Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks)
11 Kristaps Porzingis (Washington Wizards) Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks)
12 Donovan Mitchell (Cleveland Cavaliers) LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers)
13 Jalen Brunson (New York Knicks) Domantas Sabonis (Sacramento Kings)
14 Jrue Holiday (Milwaukee Bucks) LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers)
15 Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks) Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers)
16 Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks) Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers)

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