The NFL owns Thanksgiving, but Christmas is
the NBA’s, and we’re just about there. Before then, let’s recap Week 9 and the
With the performances of many players on a
gamely basis, it can be hard to pick other players to make the Moments of the
Week. Nevertheless, plenty of players are making noise on a weekly basis.
Across the league there were a number of
great games and moments, so who did enough to make NBA 2K20 MyTEAM’s MOTW 9?
Check it out here.
Shai Gilgeos-Alexander, Oklahoma City
STEP UP: Gilgeos-Alexander is shining for the Thunder
Gilgeos-Alexander was a recipient of a MOTW 1 card, but this week’s performance against the Phoenix Suns should earn his second MOTW card.
The young guard shone for the Thunder and dropped
a career high 32 points. He added four rebounds and three assists, but setting
a career high in points is really why we’re here. The Thunder needed players to
step up with the loss of Russell Westbrook, and Gilgeos-Alexander is doing
Russell Westbrook, Houston Rockets
HEATING UP: Is Westbrook finally hitting his stride in Houston?
This week may go down as when Westbrook
finally becomes the consistent player he was for the Thunder. He had a few
great games this week, but his performance against the Clippers was best.
The Rockets are fighting to keep pace with the Lakers, and beating the Clippers is a huge step to doing that. Westbrook stepped up with 40 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Maybe not the triple double’s we’re used to seeing, but 40 points is a hell of a show.
Kristaps Porzingis, Dallas Mavericks
CAREER NIGHT: Porzingis came up big with a career high in rebounds
This season has been the Luka Doncic show
for the Mavericks, but Porzingis added a career day into the Mavericks’ 2019
season storybook against the Philadelphia 76ers.
The towering forward contributed 22 points
in the win, but he set a new career high with a whopping 18 rebounds. That
should be enough to earn him his first card other than his standard 85 OVR
Hassan Whiteside, Portland Trail Blazers
BULLY: Whiteside was dominant against the Timberwolves
The Trailblazers are perhaps starting to heat up a little bit – they have a long way to go to really compete in the West – but Whiteside took center stage against the Timberwolves to bring the Blazers their 14th win of the season.
The center came up big with a physically
dominant performance. He grabbed 22 rebounds and added a huge seven blocks. The
Timberwolves couldn’t get by Whiteside who added 16 points to his impressive
These are the rest of the players we think will earn a MOTW card.
Jordan Clarkson, Cleveland Cavaliers
C.J. McCollum, Portland Trail Blazers
Malik Monk, Charlotte Hornets
R.J. Barrett, New York Knicks
Kyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors
Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks