Two big men representing the NBA, Anthony Davis (30) and Joel Embiid (29), were selected as Players of the Month.
Davis and Embiid were selected as Players of the Month for March and April announced by the NBA Secretariat on the morning of the 12th (Korean time).
Davis played 18 games in March and April, averaging 35.5 minutes per game, averaging 26.2 points, 12.5 points, 3.1 assists, 1.9 blocks, 56.9% field goal success rate (17 attempts), and 73.6 free throw success rate (8.8 attempts).
Above all, Davis led the Los Angeles Lakers to 14 wins and 6 losses during that period. Accordingly, the Lakers started this season with 2 wins and 10 losses, but were able to occupy 7th place in the Western Conference through relentless competition.
Davis, who regained his offensive aggressiveness, led the Lakers to a tremendous rise in the second half of this season, ranking second in the NBA. His overwhelming defensive power is a bonus.
Embiid contributed to the Philadelphia 76ers’ 3rd place in the Eastern Conference with a 15-7 record during that period. He played 18 games and played an average of 33.4 minutes per game, recording 33.3 points, 9.4 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.9 blocks, and a field shooting success rate of 59.5% (18.9 attempts) and a free throw success rate of 85.1% (11.6 attempts).
With this kind of performance,안전놀이터 Embiid became the top scorer for two consecutive seasons and made a high offensive rating (attack efficiency index) even at a slow tempo along with James Harden, who became the assist king. (27th in pace, 3rd in OPR)
Meanwhile, Davis will play the Minnesota Timberwolves and the top seed of the play-in tournament on the same day, and Embiid will play the first round of the Eastern playoffs against the Brooklyn Nets, sixth in the East, on the 16th.