Brook Lopez wins Eastern Conference Player of the Week

Miami Heat's Goran Dragic (7) and Hassan Whiteside (21) defend Brooklyn Nets' Brook Lopez (11) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, in New York. The Heat won 104-98. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Someone on the Nets won an NBA award. No, really: Brook Lopez was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for his performance in the past week, edging out LeBron James, Jimmy Butler, Khris Middleton, and DeMar DeRozan.

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In the three games, Lopez averaged 26.7 points, 13.3 rebounds, and 3.7 blocks per game, picking up double-doubles in all three games.

He’s the first Nets player to win the award this season; Lopez also won the award in back-to-back weeks after the All-Star Break last season. It was the first time a Nets player had been nominated for Player of the Week this year.

On the year, Lopez has posted averages of 19.8 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, and 1.6 assists in 33.9 minutes per game, all improvements over last season.