LeBron James and Tony Parker have been named the January Players of the Month. LeBron has won the award in every month this season in the Eastern Conference while Parker joins Kevin Durant and Chris Paul as winners from the Western Conference.
Parker averaged 21.9 points and 7.9 assists per game while shooting 56.3 percent from the field. He led the San Antonio Spurs to a 12-3 record in the month.
Parker had a great month but not as great as Durant did.
Durant averaged 31.6 points, 6.3 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game while shooting 52.9 percent from the field, 39.8 percent from three and 91.7 percent from the line while attempting 9.8 free throws per game. Durant led the Thunder to an 11-5 record for the month and had three games of 40 or more points including setting a career-high with 52 points.
This was really one of the best months Durant has had probably in his career and seeing him get robbed of this award was simply shocking.
The NBA was clearly looking for someone other than Durant to give the award too. They were also really caring about team success because that’s really the only thing Parker had over Durant in January.
Durant is already off to a bad start in February as the Thunder are 0-1.