Kinda funny how one of two big All-Star snubs will likely be this weeks player of the week leading into the All-Star game. Only 3 western teams are 2-0 this week-Trailblazers, Warriors, and the Mavericks. Aldridge and Ellis are the two clear best this week from their teams and Dirk hasn't had two great games. So that leaves the player of the week to either Aldridge again or Ellis. What a statement two player of the weeks in a row would make.
Monta Ellis Stats This Week(Monday-Friday):
Ft%-60.0(only shot 10)
LaMarcus Aldridge Stats This Week(Monday-Friday):
Conclusion- Aldridge is a hair behind in points(.5) and assists(.5) but is better at everything else by alot. Hopefully Aldridge can make a statement to the coaches with a second straight player of the week.
If he has a few good games to end the month he will have a VERY legit chance at Western Conference Player of the Month. He is #2 in scoring currently just behind the chucker Carmelo Anthony, tied for #1 for the month in pts+rbs+ast with Kevin Durant. Also leading the Trailblazers to a 7-2 record this month with 3 home games remaining.