Jayson Tatum, Karl-Anthony Towns named NBA Players of the Week

Published December 21, 2021, 8:00 AMNBA.com News Services

The standout frontcourt players take home the honors for Week 9.

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum and Minnesota Timberwolves forward/center Karl-Anthony Towns have been named the NBA Players of the Week for Week 9.

Check out their performances from the past week of action.

Jayson Tatum | Boston Celtics

The All-Star forward powered Boston to a 2-1 week, starting with a 42-point performance in a win against the Bucks. He had 27 points in a narrow loss to the Warriors and capped the week with a 25-point performance in a win against the Knicks. Overall, he averaged 31.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists during Week 9. The Celtics (15-15) are the No. 7 seed in the East standings.

Karl-Anthony Towns | Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota’s star big man was a standout throughout Week 9 as the Timberwolves rolled up a 3-0 mark. Towns averaged 28 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.3 blocks on 54.7% shooting in wins against the Nuggets, Lakers and Mavericks. The Timberwolves (15-15) are the No. 8 seed in the West standings.