LeBron James and Jayson Tatum were just named West and East Player of the Month by the NBA
[–]Raptors Cheechers23 459 指標 10小時前
And so ends Giannis's POTM streak
[–][MIL] Tony Snell ferret50cal 325 指標 9小時前*
Giannis: 28.3/17/6.4 on 62.1 TS%. Bucks went 9-0 in games Giannis played (10-1 overall). (also holy shit 17 boards)
Tatum: 30.7/7.9/3.2 on 63.7 TS%. Celtics went 9-3.
They both had fantastic months. Not super surprised Tatum won, since Giannis had won nearly every ECPOTM since last year so there's gonna be a bit of voter fatigue. (edit: Since the start of the 2018-19 season, Giannis had won 7 of 8 ECPOTM, with Embiid winning January 2019)
[–]Spurs SnuggleMuffin42 13 指標 7小時前
31 points on 64 TS% is just insane, Tatum is on fire wtf
[–]Nets Bigbadbuck 198 指標 9小時前
If it's that close they're gonna give it to the new guy.
[–][MIL] Tony Snell ferret50cal 102 指標 9小時前
Yeah exactly. I'd argue Giannis has a slight edge (points are similar, rebounds and assists quite a bit higher, plus team record), but Tatum is basically the first guy to make it remotely close since last season (Embiid won January, Giannis won every other month). Tatum definitely deserves it.
[–]junkit33 26 指標 9小時前
It's good for the league to hype up young stars. Giannis is going to get the MVP and wins the POTM constantly anyways.
[–]Warriors TheseMods_NeedJesus 25 指標 7小時前
Lmao it’s not close. Giannis had 10 more boards
[–]Celtics absynthe7 21 指標 8小時前
Tbh, this probably has more to do with voter fatigue than Tatum actually outperforming Giannis. Or maybe people are holding the two games he missed against him.
Like... they play the same position, and Tatum had a great month, but Giannis put up the type of numbers Prime MVP Shaq did. Giannis should've won and it shouldn't be close.
[–]Celtics Adam0529 13 指標 8小時前
did schedule strength play part?
Idk how was the Bucks schedule, but Celtics had a tough month and JT performed against the elite of the league
[–]HolyGig 3 指標 6小時前
Nobody is claiming Tatum is better lol. If pure stats are the only thing that matters lets just give it to Giannis for the next 5 years and call it a day
[–]Celtics LambdaLambo 48 指標 8小時前
17 rebounds jesus christ. That man terrifies me so much. The Bucks imo are still so slept on, no one talks about them like they're having one of the greatest seasons of all time, despite having one of the greatest seasons of all time. Everyone thinks its wide open but man I just don't think so.
I really hope everyone is right and the Bucks won't be so unstoppable in the playoffs but I just don't see it.
[–]Celtics BartolosWaterslide 16 指標 8小時前
I think people are sleeping since the bottom of the East is still trash, Giannis is easily MVP though
[–][HOU] Yao Ming keenan-kun 149 指標 10小時前
grats to tatum, dude deserved it. boston's future is extremely bright with the jays
[–]Mavericks PippyLongPooping 30 指標 10小時前
Tatum is so exciting for the future. He recently talked about a confidence shift, which is always the trigger to becoming one of the best
[–]West HappyCrabDay[ ] 66 指標 9小時前*
It still amazes me Boston had the foresight to trade away the #1 pick for him. Fultz was considered the clear-cut top draftee at the time, and many considered him a generational talent at the time.
[–]East danielbauer1375 2 指標 5小時前
I don’t buy that. If Fultz was considered a generational talent, there’s a generational talent in every single draft. The only three generational talents since LeBron, IMO, are Greg Oden, Anthony Davis, and Zion. You could make an argument for Ben Simmons given his size combined with his unique skill set, but that’s it. Plenty of people liked Lonzo more. When it comes to generational talents, they are the clear cut number one pick without any doubt.
[–]junkit33 62 指標 9小時前
Fultz had a disastrous workout with Boston while Tatum's was legendary. I'm certain Ainge trusts his own evaluation over the scouts.
[–]Celtics iAmTheRealLange 39 指標 8小時前
Ainge was looking at Tatum when he was in high school. He had him high on his board for a while
[–][LAL] Kobe Bryant crucedickinson 7 指標 6小時前
I mean, most people did. Tatum was widely considered to be in contention for the #1 pick in his class when he was in high school. Considered a top prospect coming out.
Still, Ainge clearly knew what he was seeing before others did.
[–]Wizards JohnWalI 27 指標 10小時前*
Was hoping Bradley Beal would get some recognition
11 games averaging 36.2 PPG on 47% shooting smh
[–]Celtics Confirmation__Bias -2 指標 10小時前
Tatum averaged 31/8 on 49% shooting and 48% from 3 and won 9 out of 12 of his games, how many did Beal win?
[–]blacknerd502 3 指標 6小時前
Bradley Beal gets no love bc his team is so trash
[–]erikspoelstra 16 指標 10小時前
Year 17 and the GOAT is still dominating his conference
[–]Celtics _dumbSLOTH 241 指標 9小時前
Anyone else surprised Russ didn’t win?
[–]Rockets sorendiz 112 指標 9小時前
Disappointed but not surprised, I generally expect the worst and am sadly proven right often
[–]Celtics nrj6490 29 指標 9小時前
Thought he should’ve taken it
[–]Clippers tylerjehills 417 指標 10小時前
Russ snubbed hard
[–]Lakers yungtatha 7 指標 10小時前
I was sorta expecting Westbrook tbh
[–]Celtics Adam0529 15 指標 8小時前
yea he had a phenomenal month.
[–]h723456 36 指標 10小時前*
I like LeBron but Russ should’ve gotten it.
[–]Mavericks Bestgirlwin 7 指標 7小時前
Yeah. The NBA is really trying to make Lebron MVP this season.
[–]Kings andrey1793 32 指標 7小時前
I don’t get why everyone thinks LeBron doesn’t belong in the conversation with Giannis. He has the most drastically positive impact on his team while playing than anyone on the league. By far.
[–]kbthroaway723 15 指標 7小時前
MVP has turned from most valuable to just best stats and storyline. Obviously if we’re looking at only value to team, Lebron is more valuable than Giannis. The Bucks play in the East and would still easily make the playoffs without him.
[–][HOU] Rafer Alston anupvoteforyou 57 指標 8小時前
LeBron per game in February: 26.0 points (49.7% shooting, 36.0% on 3s), 10.1 assists, 8.1 rebounds, 0.8 steals
Russell Westbrook: 33.4 points (54.9% shooting, 40.0% on 3s), 6.0 assists, 7.3 rebounds, 1.8 steals
Both teams were 9-2, and the Rockets won by double digits at LA.
[–][TOR] Tracy McGrady acidfalconarrow 37 指標 9小時前
there are people out there who think Bron should have won MVP every year since 2009, so this doesn’t surprise me. dudes consistency is amazing but his name is what puts him over the edge on these kinds of awards
[–][MIA] LeBron James dantew 23 指標 8小時前
How is that pretty hard? I mean you can’t go wrong with either, the face stats look comparable on both, the difference in TS% is 1% in favor of Westbrook, so all around could’ve gone with either one. Acting like this is plain robbery is bs tho.
[–]Lakers joerosion 9 指標 8小時前
I don’t follow the Rockets closely, so I can’t tell you about Westbrook with any authority, but let’s keep in mind that these stats don’t really tell the defensive story. Lebron has been excellent in that respect all year long.
[–]Rockets thinkrispys 28 指標 7小時前
Russ led the starters in defensive rating until Covington came along. He's not amazing on defense, but he's doing really well on that end.
And you know, in head to head matchup, Russ wiped the floor with the Lakers and LeBron got stopped.
[–]Lakers spyirl 30 指標 7小時前
Russ in February: 267 points, 67 rebounds, 51 assists, 14 steals, 2 blocks, 9 3PM.
Lebron in February: 260 points, 93 rebounds, 101 assists, 10 steals, 4 blocks, 30 3PM.
Both the Lakers and Rockets were 9-2.
[–]Celtics kanzakisol 45 指標 7小時前
You keep posting totals not realizing that Russ only played 8 games to LeBron's 10 in February. 7-1 Rockets in those games, 8-2 Lakers. That's including a 41pt Russ game in the head to head matchup that the Rockets won.
It's not a highway robbery but I can see why some people are pressed about it. And totals don't really do much to change the context in this case.
[–]Lakers spyirl 3 指標 5小時前
Oh, so the player who load managed more games should be the player of the month? Westbrook skipped 3 Rockets games in February.
[–][HOU] Moochie Norris nonetimeaccount 15 指標 6小時前
Totals are completely useless if the guys didn't play the same amount of games and there's only one reason why you would bring them up...
[–]Lakers spyirl 5 指標 5小時前
That's the whole point of my post lol. Because you stans are ignoring that Westbrook missed 3 games this month. Lebron is the rightful player of the month.
[–][HOU] Moochie Norris nonetimeaccount 7 指標 3小時前
LeBron missed a game in Feb too, but again you don't want to make a fair comparison.
You want to talk totals? Let's do that. Russ had 41 when he played the Lakers. What did Bron have?
But really everyone knows totals don't mean shit. That's why the scoring champ is not the guy who scores the most points in a season but the guy that averages the most ppg. But you go ahead and pretend we can change the criteria when it doesn't fit your narrative and act like every other player discussion we ever have is actually doing it wrong when we talk about averages.
[–][HOU] Tracy McGrady AemonSteelsong 4 指標 8小時前
Russ played the best month of his career since his MVP season and gets snubbed. If you think he didn't play enough games, Harden's played more games, has better stats and better record compared to LeBron. How does LeBron win over BOTH of them?? Media bias is real.
[–]Lakers spicy62 6 指標 10小時前
Oh wow I would say im surprised russ didnt win it but the media narrative is still strong with lebron so this is expected. Only way russ and harden will get respect is if they win a title at this point.