Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie, Mavs’ Luka Doncic named NBA Players of the Week
Spencer Dinwiddie and Luka Doncic have been named the NBA’s Players of the Week for Week 5 of the season.
Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie and Mavs guard/forward Luka Doncic have been named the NBA's East and West Players of the Week.
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) November 25, 2019
Doncic is playing like an MVP in just his second season in the NBA. The Mavs star is averaging 30.6 points, 10.1 rebounds and 9.8 assists per game while shooting 49.5 percent from the field, 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 81.7 percent from the free-throw line.
Luka has 12 double-doubles and seven triple-doubles on the season for the Mavs, who are 11-5.
Dinwiddie had to put on his Superman cape last week for the Nets, who were playing without superstar point guard Kyrie Irving. Uncle Drew is dealing with a shoulder injury, so Dinwiddie was the main option on offense last week sans Irving.
On the season, Dinwiddie is putting up 19.6 points, 2.5 rebounds and 5.1 assists. The 26-year-old is shooting 42.2 percent overall, 29.0 percent from the 3-point line and 86.0 percent from the charity stripe.
The Nets are 8-8 on the season, which is good for seventh place in the Eastern Conference standings.
Derrick Rose is the youngest MVP in NBA history. He won the award during the 2010-11 season with the Chicago Bulls at the age of 22. Doncic turns 21 in February. It will be interesting to see if he breaks Rose’s record this season.