Hassan Whiteside, Damian Lillard Named Players Of The Week

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Hassan Whiteside, Damian Lillard Named Players Of The Week 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:58 pm

The Miami Heat’s Hassan Whiteside and the Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, March 13 through Sunday, March 19. 


Whiteside finished second in the East in rebounding (13.7 rpg) and 11th in scoring (20.0 ppg) while shooting an NBA-best 73.0 percent from the field as the Heat went 2-1 for the week.  He also paced the East in blocked shots (2.67 bpg) and extended his streak with a block to a season-high 26 straight games.  The 27-year-old center posted double-doubles in all three games to set the franchise record for consecutive double-doubles with 12.  With 14 rebounds in a 123-105 win against the Minnesota Timberwolves on March 17, Whiteside became only the second player in team history to grab 900 rebounds in a season, joining Rony Seikaly (1991-92).   


Lillard led the Trail Blazers to a 3-1 week, with all of Portland’s wins coming on the road.  He paced the league in scoring (35.3 ppg) and added 4.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists while shooting 55.1 percent from the field and 59.4 percent from three-point range.  Lillard was also 36-for-36 from the free throw line.  On March 15, the 26-year-old guard scored 36 points in a 110-106 win against the San Antonio Spurs.  Lillard closed the week by scoring a season-high 49 points and matching a career high with nine three-pointers in a 115-104 win over the Heat on March 19.

Via RealGM Staff Report

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Re: Hassan Whiteside, Damian Lillard Named Players Of The Week 

Post#2 » by Donnyxc » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:37 pm

More like Hassan GOATside.
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Post#3 » by greggschapiro » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:55 pm

Donnyxc wrote:More like Hassan GOATside.


You kiddos don't understand the word GOAT. Constantly misused. Sad.
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Post#4 » by joesweeney » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:50 pm

greggschapiro wrote:
Donnyxc wrote:More like Hassan GOATside.


You kiddos don't understand the word GOAT. Constantly misused. Sad.



GOAT is early. Hassan is a force however. An undervalued force. No one understands the value he possesses. He leads the league in rebounds, is one of the best if not the best rim protector in the league, and can easily go on an offensive tear. He's young and still has his prime ahead of him. GOAT...no. The future of the Center position? Absolutely.
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Post#5 » by Donnyxc » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:00 pm

greggschapiro wrote:
Donnyxc wrote:More like Hassan GOATside.


You kiddos don't understand the word GOAT. Constantly misused. Sad.


Hyperbole. Look it up ;)
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Post#6 » by The_Hater » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:46 pm

greggschapiro wrote:
Donnyxc wrote:More like Hassan GOATside.


You kiddos don't understand the word GOAT. Constantly misused. Sad.


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Post#7 » by greggschapiro » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:04 pm

Donnyxc wrote:
greggschapiro wrote:
Donnyxc wrote:More like Hassan GOATside.


You kiddos don't understand the word GOAT. Constantly misused. Sad.


Hyperbole. Look it up ;)


Learn to exaggerate better.
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Post#8 » by greggschapiro » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:04 pm

The_Hater wrote:
greggschapiro wrote:
Donnyxc wrote:More like Hassan GOATside.


You kiddos don't understand the word GOAT. Constantly misused. Sad.


You must be fun at parties...


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Post#9 » by greggschapiro » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:05 pm

joesweeney wrote:
greggschapiro wrote:
Donnyxc wrote:More like Hassan GOATside.


You kiddos don't understand the word GOAT. Constantly misused. Sad.



GOAT is early. Hassan is a force however. An undervalued force. No one understands the value he possesses. He leads the league in rebounds, is one of the best if not the best rim protector in the league, and can easily go on an offensive tear. He's young and still has his prime ahead of him. GOAT...no. The future of the Center position? Absolutely.


He'll never be the GOAT. He'll be good. Let's wait and see if he can become an all star first.
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Re: Hassan Whiteside, Damian Lillard Named Players Of The Week 

Post#10 » by The_Hater » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:16 pm

greggschapiro wrote:
joesweeney wrote:
greggschapiro wrote:
You kiddos don't understand the word GOAT. Constantly misused. Sad.



GOAT is early. Hassan is a force however. An undervalued force. No one understands the value he possesses. He leads the league in rebounds, is one of the best if not the best rim protector in the league, and can easily go on an offensive tear. He's young and still has his prime ahead of him. GOAT...no. The future of the Center position? Absolutely.


He'll never be the GOAT. He'll be good. Let's wait and see if he can become an all star first.


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Re: Hassan Whiteside, Damian Lillard Named Players Of The Week 

Post#11 » by greggschapiro » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:22 pm

The_Hater wrote:
greggschapiro wrote:
joesweeney wrote:

GOAT is early. Hassan is a force however. An undervalued force. No one understands the value he possesses. He leads the league in rebounds, is one of the best if not the best rim protector in the league, and can easily go on an offensive tear. He's young and still has his prime ahead of him. GOAT...no. The future of the Center position? Absolutely.


He'll never be the GOAT. He'll be good. Let's wait and see if he can become an all star first.


Thank you Mr Literal/Mr Obvious.


You're welcome ma'am.

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