The NBA announced Monday that Orlando Magic forward Paolo Banchero has been named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the period ending Nov. 26, 2023. This recognition marks the first time Banchero has received the league's top weekly honor in his burgeoning career.

Banchero, in a remarkable achievement, becomes the 13th player in Magic history to receive this accolade and the first since Nikola Vučević on Nov. 17, 2019. His performance was nothing short of outstanding.

Over four games, Banchero averaged 23.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists, and 1.00 block per game, playing an average of 34.5 minutes. His shooting splits were impressive, shooting 54.4% from the field and a remarkable 52.6% (10-19) from the three-point range.

Banchero's contributions were pivotal in Orlando's success. He led or tied the team in scoring, rebounding, and assists in various games. Notably, he scored over 20 points in all four games, extending his streak of 20+ point games to five consecutive outings.

The Magic's performance has been extraordinary with Banchero's contribution. The team is currently rising a seven-game winning streak, the longest active win streak in the NBA. This run has propelled the Magic to their best season start since 2011 and placed them second in the Eastern Conference with a 12-5 record.

In his last 12 games, Banchero has been averaging 22 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 4.3 assists. His shooting accuracy remains high, with a 51% success rate from the field and 48% from beyond the arc.

The 2022-23 NBA Rookie of the Year, Paolo Banchero, has been a consistent performer for Orlando, starting in all 17 games this season. He averages a team-high 19.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.6 assists, and 1.18 steals over 33.5 minutes per game. Banchero has led the Magic in scoring, rebounding, and assists multiple times, underscoring his versatility and value to the team.

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Magic's Paolo Banchero and Franz Wagner

In addition to Banchero's achievements, Franz Wagner, Banchero's teammate, also received consideration for the honors. Wagner's performance during the winning streak has been equally impressive. He averaged 22.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.5 steals, while shooting 55.9% from the field in 33.1 minutes per game. Wagner led the team in scoring in two of those games, demonstrating his critical role in the Magic's recent success.

Banchero's performances and accolades, along with Wagner's solid contribution, highlight the strength and potential of the Orlando Magic, marking them as a team with promising talents in the NBA today.