Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the first time in his career, the NBA announced today. Lopez averaged 28.8 points (57.8 percent shooting), 8.5 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks per game over the week’s four games, with the Nets going 3-1. He also scored 30 or more points in three games.
Before he learned of the award, Lopez was asked how it would feel to win it.
“I haven’t thought about it,” Lopez said. “But you know, it definitely would be a testament to the way the team is playing. If we lost every game, no question, it wouldn’t be the same situation. But we’ve all been playing very well, so it’ll be a good reflection of where we’re at right now.”
Deron Williams is the only other Nets player to win the award this season, for his play between November 3rd & November 9th. Like Lopez, Williams stressed at the time that the award doesn’t go to players on losing teams.
This is the first time this season that Lopez has been nominated for the award. On the year, Lopez has averaged 16.6 points and 7.1 rebounds per game, shooting 50.6 percent from the field.