Jeremy Lin highlights NBA Players of the Week
New York, NY – New York Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin was further acknowledged for his surprising play on Monday, earning Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors for games completed through February 12.
Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook was named the Western Conference Player of the Week.
Lin has been an unexpected revelation for a maligned Knicks team of late. Without the services of All-Stars Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire, the undrafted point guard led New York to a 4-0 record last week, averaging 27.3 points, 8.3 assists and 2.0 steals over that span. He became the first player in NBA history to record at least 20 points and seven assists in each of his first four starts.
The Harvard graduate highlighted his unprecedented rise to prominence with a 38-point performance in a win over the Lakers on Friday.
Westbrook averaged 30.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 2.5 steals last week, helping the Thunder to a 3-1 mark. He registered a career-high 15 field goals in a loss to the Kings on Thursday.
Other nominees were Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki, Detroit's Greg Monroe, Golden State's Monta Ellis, Miami's LeBron James and Dwyane Wade and Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant.