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Four players who could easily have won Player of the Week

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Damian Lillard

This phrase could be used for all of the Western Conference players in this article, but if Damian Lillard was in the east then he likely would've been player of the week. 

The point guard said before the season began that he wanted to be MVP this season, and he obviously meant it. 

Portland has started 2-1 and Dame has dropped 39, 29 and 37 respectively in those three games. He's also produced one double-double in the loss to the L.A. Clippers. 

He's also shooting 54.9%, which is the second highest out of the league's top five scorers - only behind Kevin Durant.

Anthony Davis

The Brow is one of just two players to drop 50 points so far this campaign. With the New Orleans Pelicans currently 0-3 you can see it's going to be a long season for Davis.

He was shut down somewhat by the San Antonio Spurs in his latest outing, but the Golden State Warriors and Denver Nuggets had no answers as he dropped 95 points through both. 

Golden State Warriors v New Orleans Pelicans

His 50 points vs. Denver also came with 16 rebounds while he grabbed 17 boards to go with the 45 points against Stephen Curry and Co.

DeMar DeRozan

The only other player in the Eastern Conference who could test LeBron James this week was the Toronto Raptors shooting guard. 

DeMar DeRozan has been playing at superstar level since the season began - almost Kobe Bryant-esque - and has been on a mission to show people he deserves the bumper contract Toronto threw his way.

Detroit Pistons v Toronto Raptors

The Raptors are currently sat on a 2-1 record after one week and DeRozan has been the undoubted star. His efficiency has always been a bit of a question, but points are points and the Calfornia native is averaging 35 a night. 

That's 12.5 better than his career-high season average.

Kawhi Leonard

The Claw opened the season with a signal of intent as he ran riot at the Oracle Arena to lead San Antonio Spurs to a 29-point win during Kevin Durant's Golden State debut. 

Since then, things have quietened down somewhat but it has still been a highly impressive start for the two-time Defensive Player of the Year. 

San Antonio Spurs v Sacramento Kings

Four games with 20 points or more as the Spurs hold a 4-0 record is nothing to be taken lightly. In the first two games, Leonard had ten steals and is currently tied with Thabo Sefolosha as the league's steals leader.

Topics:
Damian Lillard
Portland Trail Blazers
Northwest Division
Western Conference
NBA
San Antonio Spurs
Southwest Division
Kawhi Leonard
New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis
DeMar DeRozan
Toronto Raptors
Atlantic Division
Eastern Conference

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