The NBA officially announced that with the outstanding performance in February, the Brooklyn nets’ harden and Phoenix Suns’ Booker were named the best player in February. This is harden’s first full month with the nets. He won the player of the Month award for the 11th time in his career.
In February, harden led the nets to the best 9-4 in the East. He had 49.1% shooting, 42.9% three-point and 84.7% free throw. He averaged 25.6 points, 8.8 rebounds, 10.7 assists and 1.2 steals. In February, harden had 11 double doubles (fourth in the East) and three triple doubles (third in the East). He was one of the two players in the league who sent at least 25 points and 10 assists a month. From February 15 to 21, harden won the player of the week. He led the team to a series of eight consecutive wins, the longest consecutive win since the 2005-06 season. At the same time, the nets made a 5-0 performance on the West Coast trip, from February 13 to February 21, which was the longest unbeaten trip in the history of the team.
Since the trade, harden has played 22 games on behalf of the nets, averaging 25.3 points, 8.7 rebounds, 11.3 assists and 1.2 steals. He has sent 19 double doubles and 7 triple doubles. Harden is the fourth player in the history of the nets to win the best player of the month and the first player since Carter in 2007. Harden is also the first player in the history of the team to send at least 25 points and 10 assists in a single month.
Booker led the team to 12-3 in February. This month, he had 52.3% shooting percentage, 39.5% three-point percentage and 85.2% free throw percentage, averaging 27.9 points, 3.7 rebounds and 4.5 assists. In Dallas on February 1, Booker scored a 3-pointer to help the team win. February 28 in Minnesota, he sent a season high 43 points, he used the first and last two outstanding performance to February left a sweet memory. The Suns won 12 games in a month, the most in February and the most since March 2010.
Booker is the first suns player of the month since 2010’s Stoudemire. He is also the 14th suns player of the month in the history of the team. In February, Rebecca won the Western Conference best twice. This is the first suns player to win the best of the week twice in three weeks since Nash won the best of the month for two consecutive weeks in January 2007.
Other nominees for the best player of the month include Bucks’ Letterman, wizards’ bill, heat ‘Butler, 76ers’ nbid, Bulls’ raven, Knicks’ Randall, magic’ vucevich, warriors’ curry, lone Rangers’ Dong Qiqi, Trail Blazers’ lilard, Jazz ‘Mitchell and pelicans’ Zion.
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