Jayson Tatum and Nikola Jokic Named NBA’s Best Players of the Month

Jayson Tatum (Celtics) and Nikola Jokic (Nuggets) have recently been named Best Players of the Month for October and November respectively, the NBA announced through its communications department.

The Boston forward has led his team to a positive record of 14-4 with figures of 27.7 points, 8.8 rebounds and 4.1 assists per day.

For his part, the two-time regular season MVP has averaged 29 points, 13.2 rebounds and 9.2 assists per game with a record for Colorado of 13 wins and 6 losses.

Holmgren and Jaquez Jr., Rookies of the Month

Regarding the best rookies in the NBA, the competition has designated Chet Holmgren (Thunder) and Jarez Jaquez Jr. (Heat) as Best Rookies of the Month of October and November respectively.

The former number 2 in the 2022 Draft is standing out in his first steps as a professional with averages of 17.9 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per day. Furthermore, he is the big favorite, ahead of Victor Wembanyama, to win the Rookie of the Year.

For his part, Jarez Jaquez Jr. is being a relative surprise in the Miami Heat, very accustomed to getting oil from low rounds of the Draft. The one who was the 18th pick in 2023 has obtained figures of 12 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists per night.

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Mosley and Finch, Coaches of the Month

Finally, the NBA has designated Jamahl Mosley (Magic) and Chris Finch (Timberwolves) as Best Coaches for the months of October and November.

Mosley, the big surprise of this start of the year along with his young Magic, has obtained a positive record of 13 wins and only five losses.

For his part, Chris Finch has managed to (finally) hit the nail on the head by joining forces with the young Anthony Edwards and his twin towers Karl Anthony-Towns and Rudy Gobert. Those from Minneapolis, one of the best defenses in the league, have obtained a sensational 14-4.

(Cover photo: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

2023-12-05 10:00:00
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