NBA Players of the Week: Kings forward-center Domantas Sabonis, Knicks guard Jalen Brunson takes home the honors for the week 13

NBA Week 13 of the regular season ends with the Philadelphia 76ers vs. Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, January 15. Following the completion of the week, the NBA started to find out the player of the week for both conferences.

Which players were selected for “player of the week 13”?

The NBA announced the player of the week for both the eastern and western conferences yesterday. Domantas Sabonis of the Sacramento Kings and Jalen Brunson of the New York Knicks were named players of the week for the western and eastern conferences, respectively.

How was their performance in Week 13?

The NBA chooses its player of the year based on the player’s best performance over a short period of time as well as his contribution to the team’s success.

Domantas Sabonis

The King’s center, Sabonis, played four games in week 13 and scored a total of 74 points, 57 rebounds, and 41 assists. The Kings won all four games, lifting their key player to the POTW podium. The Kings are currently the fourth seed in the conference.

So far this season, two-time all-star Domantas is averaging 18.9 points per game, 12.6 rebounds, and 7.1 assists per game.

Jalen Brunson

Brunson, the Knicks’ point guard, also played four games, but his team lost, despite the fact that the two-time NCAA champion scored 139 points with 20 assists and 23 rebounds. Ironically, Jalen scored his season-high of 44 points, the only loss of the week, against the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Knicks are the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference.

Both Domantas Sabonis and Jalen Brunson have joined their franchises in 2022, though the former joined just before the trade deadline in February. The pair of 26-year-old POTW now has better odds of making the ultimate all-star team in 2023.

Do you believe these two young players have what it takes to make the all-star team? How would you rate the player of the week? Let us know in the comments.


Shahbaj Arefin

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Shahbaj Arefin is a professional Sports Content Writer at SportsZion. He mostly covers NBA, alongside NFL and MLB. His favorite basketball player is Michael Jordan. Arefin is also a football enthusiast. He is a die-hard supporter of Argentina and Chelsea FC, frequently posting on Facebook during the their matches.


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