Domantas Sabonis piling up Player of the Week awards

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Giannis Askounis

20/Mar/23 20:41

Collecting the Western Conference Player of the Week award for the second in a row is the latest treat for Domantas Sabonis

By Johnny Askounis/

Another European star in the hunt for MVP accolades can be standing up in the form of Lithuanian Domantas Sabonis.

Further building his case, he was named Western Conference Player of the Week for the second week in a row, NBA announced Monday. He averaged 22.8 points, 16.0 rebounds, and 10.0 assists per contest in a 3-1 week for the Sacramento Kings.

Paired with the Lithuanian big for a second straight week coming out of the All-Star break, Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers received the Player of the Week nod for the Eastern Conference for the 22nd week of the 2022-23 Regular Season. He had 35.0 points, 12.7 rebounds, 5.0 assists, and 3.3 blocks per game.

Among the players narrowly missing the cut was Giannis Antetokounmpo behind his latest dominating displays with the Milwaukee Bucks. Sabonis’ teammate De’Aaron Fox was also listed in other nominees alongside Jimmy Butler, DeMar DeRozan, Jalen Green, Jaren Jackson Jr., Evan Mobley, and Austin Reaves.

List of 2022-23 NBA Players of the Week

1 Jayson Tatum Damian Lillard
2 Giannis Antetokounmpo Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
3 Kevin Durant Paul George
4 Joel Embiid Stephen Curry
5 Tyrese Haliburton De’Aaron Fox
6 Giannis Antetokounmpo (2) Deandre Ayton
7 Kevin Durant (2) Anthony Davis
8 Joel Embiid (2) Zion Williamson
9 Donovan Mitchell Nikola Jokic
10 Pascal Siakam Luka Doncic
11 Kristaps Porzingis Luka Doncic (2)
12 Donovan Mitchell LeBron James
13 Jalen Brunson Domantas Sabonis
14 Jrue Holiday LeBron James (2)
15 Giannis Antetokounmpo (3) Damian Lillard (2)
16 Giannis Antetokounmpo (4) Damian Lillard (3)
17 Derrick White Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2)
18 Julius Randle Devin Booker
19 All-Star Game
21 Joel Embiid (3) Domantas Sabonis (2)
22 Joel Embiid (4) Domantas Sabonis (3)

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