The NBA has named superstar Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum their Eastern Conference Player of the Month for games played in October and November (October being a partial month in terms of the league calendar). The St. Louis native is joined by Phoenix Suns star guard Devin Booker for the award in the Western Conference.
Per the league, other players in consideration for the East award included Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks), O.G. Anunoby (Toronto Raptors), DeMar DeRozan (Chicago Bulls), Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets), Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers), Tyrese Haliburton and Myles Turner (Indiana Pacers), Donovan Mitchell (Cleveland Cavaliers) and Franz Wagner (Orlando Magic).
Those in the running in the West include Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors), Anthony Davis (Los Angeles Lakers), Luka Dončić (Dallas Mavericks), De'Aaron Fox (Sacramento Kings), Jerami Grant and Anfernee Simons (Portland Trail Blazers), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Oklahoma City Thunder), Nikola Jokić (Denver Nuggets) and Ja Morant (Memphis Grizzlies).
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