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Ja Morant, Fred VanVleet named Players of the Week

Ja Morant, Fred VanVleet named Players of the Week

The NBA announced that Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant and Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet have earned Player of the Week honors for NBA Week 12.

Here is the official release from the league office:

"Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant and Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet have been named the NBA Players of the Week for Week 12 of the 2021-22 season.

The young guard (Ja Morant) led Memphis to a 5-0 week with averages of 25.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 6.8 assists. His best performance of the week came on Jan. 3, when he recorded 36 points, six rebounds and eight assists in a  118-104 win against the Brooklyn Nets. The Grizzlies (28-14) are currently the No. 4 seed in the West standings.

Toronto’s steady guard (Fred VanVleet) came through with a big week, posting 30.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 6.5 assists as the Raptors went 4-0. His best game of the week came against the Utah Jazz on Jan. 7, when he finished with 37 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and two steals. The Raptors (20-17) are currently the No. 7 seed in the East standings."

This is Ja Morant's second consecutive week winning Player of the Week honors and this marks Fred VanVleet's first career Player of the Week honor.

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