I really don’t want to keep naming the same guy or same team as the NBA Best of the Week week after week, but I also realize that this column is not about making the other players in the league feel better.
No, I have no compelling reason to not give the top spot to Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder just because he’s had it a bunch of times this season.
He’s not the only repeater this week; after not having his name listed once among the NBA Best of the Week rookie listing, Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng is back for a second straight week.
Amazing what playing time will do.
And as far as the Best of the Worst goes, I’m sure someone will find fault with it and might even invoke one of my truly least favorite non-word words and call me a “hater” … because, you know, I have nothing better to do with my time than to manufacture bad statistics for a player.
Except, wait … I didn’t manufacture those horrible numbers, the player did.
Logic. It can be such an infernal pain in the neck sometimes.
As always, the players selected for the NBA Best of the Week must play at least 25 minutes a game in more than half of their team’s games (rookies must average 20 minutes a game to be selected).
All statistical information from NBA.com/Stats.