Brooklyn Nets guard and seven-time All-Star Joe Johnson won the Eastern Conference Player of the Week award for the week of March 17-23, the NBA announced today. Johnson is the first Nets player to win the award this season.
Johnson averaged 22.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 3.5 assists in four wins this week, shooting 58 percent from the field and, most notably, drilling a game-tying layup that sent Sunday night’s game against the Dallas Mavericks into overtime.
The 6’7″ guard has put up averages of 15.5 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.7 assists in 32.8 minutes per game this season, shooting 44.8 percent from the field and 40.8 percent from deep in 66 games. He is the team’s leading scorer.
Johnson hasn’t had a lot of press lately, so good on him for having a good enough week to merit consideration in the Eastern Conference. Now let’s watch that layup again.