The honors for Week 17 go to the guards in Oklahoma City and Boston.
|NBA Players of the Week: were Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Derrick White|
The NBA Players of the Week for Week 17 are guards Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Derrick White of the Boston Celtics.
NBA Players of the Week for Week 17.— NBA (@NBA) February 13, 2023
West: @shaiglalex (@okcthunder)
East: @Dwhite921 (@celtics) pic.twitter.com/SIs78o7tJQ
Check out how they did in their games over the past week.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of the Thunder
led his team to a 2-1 week by averaging 31.3 points, 57.1% shooting, and 6.3 assists. His 44 points against Portland tied his season high for most points in a game. This was the highlight of his week. The Thunder are 10th in the West with a record of 27-28.
𝙎𝙩𝙚𝙖𝙙𝙮 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙠 𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙠. 💼 pic.twitter.com/syKPAIXFAm— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) February 13, 2023
The Celtics' Derrick White
White has helped Boston stay at the top of the East standings while the reigning Kia Defensive Player of the Year, Marcus Smart, is out with an injury. During the 4-0 week, White averaged 24.5 points, 7.5 assists, and 4.8 rebounds. Against Charlotte, he scored 33 points, which was his season high. At the moment, the Celtics (41-16) are the best team in the East.
DWhite has been white hot 🔥🔥🔥— Boston Celtics (@celtics) February 13, 2023
Congratulations on your first career Player of the Week honors, @Dwhite921 pic.twitter.com/wrmbHSFIQi