Indiana Pacers Thaddeus Young (Forward, 203cm, 100.2kg) and Houston Rockets' James Harden (guard, 196cm, 102.1kg) were selected as migrant players.
Young and Harden each won the East and West Conference Movement awards, respectively. The two of them will be the first player to win this week's Player of the Week.
Players of Eastern Conference Migration Thaddeus Young
Young became the player of the second move of my personal life. Since the last 2013-2014 season, I have had the pleasure of becoming a player of immigration for a long time. It was time for Young to have a final season at the Philadelphia 76ers. He then went through the Minnesota Timberwolves, Brooklyn Nets, and has been playing in Indiana since the 2016-2017 season.
Indiana is boasting a recent sharp rise. Last week, it has swept all four games and has been racing in recent 7 consecutive games. There is a spirit in its center. Young finished 35.6 minutes per game, 18.8 points (.558, 333, 778), 9.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.8 steals. "I have to say that I'm not going to make it."
The scoring was not much, but it was rebounding, assists and steals. In his home game against the Milwaukee Bucks, he scored four rebounds and scored four assists and five steals. 5 Steel is the youngest ever record of the season and has scored the second five steals this season only after last November 1.
In recent years, scoring has also been stable. The team scored two double digits in their last six games while continuing their seven consecutive wins. Although the score was a little low in the early stages of the season, it has recently achieved a high pitched score thanks to its high field goal success rate. As the spirit came in from the inside, the shoulder of Victor Oladipo, who was the main scorer, also got a little lighter.
Thanks to his spirit, Indiana is currently at the top of the conference with 20 wins and 10 losses. Philadelphia, and Boston Celtics. Although the gap is not large, it is encouraging to compete with them in the top competition. In addition, they are chasing the Milwaukee Bucks, the second largest conference.
Western Conference Migrants James Harden
Harden was named the first player of the season and the 19th player of his career. He has been steadily increasing his name every year since the 2012-2013 season. Since being traded to Houston, he has been taking the player of the week without a break. He has been selected four times in the 2016-2017 season, and he has won five of the most awards in his career last season.
Last season's best player, his performance was outstanding. Houston, thanks to Hayden's overwhelming performance, had a victory over all three games last week. Even though it was only before, I was in the mood of three consecutive victories, but last week I have been continuing the winning streak and planning to rise in the rankings. Especially, it is encouraging to have defeated the tough teams belonging to the western part.
During that time, Harden played 37.2 points (.541, 393.872), 7.7 rebounds, 8.3 assists and 1.7 steals, an average of 36.2 minutes. The average score was the most in any league player. However, he was responsible for all of the team, drawing a lot of rebounds and assists. With Harden, the Houston could not be pushed against the teams in the West.
The more surprising thing was the last 14 days. Hayden blew up the season's top 50 points. He also led the team with 10 rebounds and 11 assists. Harden became the first player to score 50 points and triple doubles this season and became the fourth player to score 50 points + triple double in his regular season.
What is even more surprising is that Haden had only 35 minutes and 28 seconds of digestion. Nevertheless, I wrote 50 points and triple doubles at the same time. Either of them showed a close performance to a mirage that collaborated with difficult records. What's even more impressive is that he has written three consecutive 50 points and triple doubles since the 2016-2017 season.
No player has ever done more than he has done in the past NBA. Harden was tied with Russell Westbrook (3 times) until the end of the game, but Harden became the leader in that category alone. In addition to Hayden and Westbrook, the six players who made up more than 50 points, including triple doubles, are all six, including Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor (more than twice), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Rich Gherin (more than one).
Harden did not stop here. I played a game of triple-double for two consecutive games. In the away game against Memphis Grizzlies, he made his third triple double this season with 32 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. He also scored more than 30 points on the day and showed his team's leading scorer without filtering. Yet, it was not difficult to make triple doubles.
Harden's Recent game
Against Portland 29 points (.476.4444.714) 4 rebounds 1 assists 1 Steel 3 points 4 points
Against Lakers 50 points (.538 .333.947) 10 rebounds 11 assists 2 steals 3 points 4 points
Against Memphis 32 points (.643 .429 .846) 12 rebounds 10 assists 2 steals 3 points.
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