The Week 6 winners are the two-time MVP from Milwaukee and the dynamic center from Phoenix, Deandre Ayton.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
Milwaukee finished the week 3-1 thanks to the two-time MVP, who averaged 35.3 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 5.8 assists. For the season, Antetokounmpo has a career-high 30.9 point average, which ranks fourth in the NBA. In the rankings of the Eastern Conference, the Bucks (14-5) are presented in the second position.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has excelled once again for the Milwaukee Bucks, earning him his second NBA Player of the Week accolade this year. He is the first player to get this distinction twice in a single season.
With an average of 35.3 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 5.8 assists per game while shooting 61.1 percent from the field, Antetokounmpo seemed unbeatable as the Bucks went 3-1 over the last week. Giannis scored at least 30 points in each of his team’s four games this week, and he added two double-doubles to his week’s stats.
After this past week, Antetokounmpo is currently fourth in the NBA in scoring and sixth in rebounds per game. He continues to be among the 2022–23 season’s top defenders in terms of effectiveness.
Deandre Ayton, Phoenix Suns
Deandre Ayton has once again been a key contributor to the Phoenix Suns’ success. This has made them one of the league’s top teams this season.
The 7-foot center’s averages of 23.7 points and 16.0 rebounds helped Phoenix achieve an unbeaten 3-0 week. The Suns (13-6) win against Utah on Saturday was made possible by Ayton. He had a career-high 29 points and 21 rebounds. Phoenix is presently in first place in the competitive Western Conference.
Ayton has stepped up alongside Devin Booker for the Suns while Chris Paul and Cameron Johnson have been out with injuries. This week, Ayton averaged 23.7 points and 16.0 rebounds while shooting 67.4 percent from the field.
His greatest effort came against the Utah Jazz on Saturday when Ayton had 29 points and 21 rebounds to lead Phoenix to a 113-112 win.
Deandre Ayton is the 20th player in Phoenix Suns history to win the Western Conference Player of the Week award. This is the first time in his career that he has won the NBA’s Western Player of the Week award.
This is Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 19th time winning the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week award. He is currently tied for the eighth most Player of the Week awards in league history with Dwyane Wade, Stephen Curry, and Carmelo Anthony.