Giannis Antetokounmpo has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month for the sixth time in his career.
A dominant start to the season has seen Giannis Antetokounmpo take home Player of the Month honours for the NBA’s Eastern Conference for the months of October and November.
The award takes into consideration the best player to start the season after the NBA season tipped-off on 22 October.
Averaging 30.9 points, 13.4 rebounds, 5.9 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.4 blocks, Antetokounmpo also shot 56% from the field in October and November.
Opening the season with 19-straight double-doubles, Antetokounmpo was the first player to manage the feat since the legendary Bill Walton did it 43 years ago.
Antetokounmpo’s dominance of the court also saw the Bucks reclaim top spot in the Eastern Conference after opening the season on a 17-3 run that includes an 11-game win streak in the month of November.
Antetokounmpo was joined by a fellow European in the Player of the Month circle after the Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic took home honours for the Western Conference.
Player of the Week, too
Antetokounmpo also took home Player of the Week honours for his strong play over the past week in which he averaged 34.8 points, 11.3 rebounds, and 4.0 assists.
The Portland Trail Blazers’ Carmelo Anthony took home Player of the Week honours for the NBA’s Western Conference.
By Peter Katsiris
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