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Jimmy Butler, Rudy Gobert earn Player of the Week honors for Oct. 25-31

Jimmy Butler, Rudy Gobert earn Player of the Week honors for Oct. 25-31

The NBA announced today that Rudy Gobert and Jimmy Butler have earned Western and Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors for the opening week of the 2021-22 regular season. Gobert led his team to a 3-1 record while Butler went 4-0.

 

Gobert averaged 16.3 points, 15.5 rebounds and shot 77.8% from the field in a dominant week. He logged 23 points and 16 rebounds in a win over the Nuggets and also helped the Jazz beat the Rockets and Bucks. Gobert leads the league with 103 rebounds.

Butler, meanwhile, averaged 28.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 5.3 assist per game for the revamped Heat. He logged 32 points, ten rebounds, and five assists to help Miami blow out the Hornets on Friday, and is leading the league in win shares at 1.7.

Here were the other nominees for Player of the Week in each conference.

West:  Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook (LAL), Luka Dončić (DAL), Donovan Mitchell (UTA).  

East: Bam Adebayo (MIA), RJ Barrett (NYK), DeMar DeRozan (CHI), Kevin Durant (BKN), Darius Garland (CLE), Montrezl Harrell (WAS).

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