Monday, December 4, 2023

NBA named Jayson Tatum Eastern Conference Player of the Month

Jayson Tatum has been named Eastern Conference Player of the Month, the NBA announced Monday afternoon.

The Celtics All-Star has won the honor for the third time in his career, after averaging 27.7 points, 8.8 rebounds and 4.1 assists for games played through October/November and leading his team to a league's best record of 14-4 during that span.

Tatum for the season is shooting 49.9% from the field and 36.2% from behind the arc, while also posting a career-high 3.4 turnovers and hitting a career-low 80.5% from the free throw line.

Boston is currently 15-4 (NBA's best record) and the number one seed in the East, despite Tatum getting ejected in the team's 125-119 win over the Philadelphia 76ers this past Friday night.

Nikola Jokic won Player of the Month honors in the Western Conference, after leading the reigning champion Denver Nuggets to a 13-6 record, while averaging 29.0 points, 13.2 rebounds and 9.2 assists per contest. 

Joel Pavón

Photo used courtesy of The Associated Press

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