The NBA announced that Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox took home the Western Conference Player of the Week honors Nov. 14-20. He received the honor in front of stars like Anthony Davis, Stephen Curry, Devin Booker, Anthony Edwards and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.
In the Eastern Conference, Tyrese Haliburton was named Player of the Week ahead of Bradley Beal, Darius Garland, Myles Turner and Franz Wagner.
The Lakers only had two games last week, which may have cost Davis as Fox and the Kings played three. Fox averaged 25 points and eight assists, leading his team to a 3-0 record.
Davis dominated in both of the Lakers’ games, leading wins over the Detroit Pistons and San Antonio Spurs without LeBron James.
Davis had 38 points, 16 rebounds, two assists, a steal and four blocks against the Pistons while shooting 10-6 from the field and 18-21 from the free throw line. He then went on to have 30 points, 18 rebounds, two rebounds, three steals and a block in just 28 minutes in the blowout win over San Antonio.
Overall, Davis averaged 34 points, 17 rebounds, two assists, two steals and 2.5 blocks this week while shooting 62.9% from the field.
Davis is in the midst of a very strong two-way season for the Lakers, averaging 25.6 points, 12 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.9 blocks per game while earning 55.4% of the Field and 81.4% of the Charity Stripe shot.
After the Lakers’ poor start to the season, Davis has made it his mission to be more offensively aggressive, and the result has been three straight wins for LA without James.
Davis believes the Lakers’ confidence is growing
With those three wins, the Lakers improved their record to 5-10. They still have a long way to go, but Davis sees her confidence grow with every game.
“Everyone’s confidence is very high, but not getting too high,” Davis said. “Going to Phoenix and starting the journey is going to be a good test for us, but like I said, I think the confidence from the guys is high on both ends of the ball going into this game that we’re with want to start the journey with a W. Then San Antonio back to back.
“It feels good to get three in a row. Now all we have to do is get it out there and get more wins.”
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