Anthony Davis and Nikola Vucevic were named Western and Eastern Conference Players of the Week on Monday.
|Week 1||Nikola Jokic||Kemba Walker|
|Week 2||Stephen Curry||Giannis Antetokounmpo|
|Week 3||Russell Westbrook||Victor Oladipo|
|Week 4||CJ McCollum||Pascal Siakam|
|Week 5||Anthony Davis||Nikola Vucevic|
The Western Conference honours Davis, who averaged 34.3 points shooting an efficient 51.1 percent from the field and 40.0 percent from beyond the arc. He also had 14.0 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 2.0 blocks per game in a 3-1 week for the New Orleans Pelicans.
AD was stellar in the Pelicans wins this past week. In their victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday he posted 25 points, 20 rebounds and six assists. He closed the weekend off with 43 points, 17 rebounds and five assists in a close win over the New York Knicks followed by a 40 point, eight rebound, eight assist performance in a win over the Denver Nuggets.
Anthony Davis stuffs the stat sheet with 43 PTS, 17 REB, 5 AST in the @PelicansNBA win at home over NYK! #DoItBig pic.twitter.com/DZU46cRuf8- NBA (@NBA) November 17, 2018
Davis has been playing MVP-caliber basketball so far this season averaging 27.5 points, 12.7 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 2.8 blocks per game. His shooting percentages have been terrific as well, shooting 48.0 percent from the field and 36.7 percent from three while playing a league-most 38.0 minutes per game.
This is Davis' fifth time taking home the Player of the Week honour after being selected twice last season.
Eastern Conference honours go to Nikola Vucevic who averaged 27.8 points and 10.5 rebounds per game in leading the Magic to a 3-1 record that included impressive victories over the 76ers (spoiling Jimmy Butler's debut), Lakers and Knicks. He outscored Joel Embiid 30-19 in their head-to-head matchup and erupted for 36 points and 13 rebounds in a win over LeBron James and the Lakers.
The eighth-year veteran is having a career year, scoring over 20 points per game while shooting 55.6 percent from the floor which would be a career high. Vucevic is one of just three players - along with MVP candidates Giannis Antetokounmpo and Anthony Davis - currently averaging 20 points, 10 rebounds, one block and one steal per game, putting him well on his way towards securing his first career All-Star appearance.
The seven-footer has also been a revelation from downtown, connecting on 45.2 percent on 2.5 attempts per game after entering the season with a career three-point FG percentage of 30.8 percent.
This is the second time he's won the award, the other coming in March 2014. That was also the last time a Magic player was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week.