NEW YORK – Knicks guard Jeremy Lin has been named the Eastern Conference player of the week after his sensational first week as an NBA starter.
Lin averaged 27.3 points and 8.3 assists while leading the Knicks to a 4-0 record. The undrafted Harvard graduate's 109 points are the most by an NBA player in his first four starts since the 1976-77 season, and he became the first player in NBA history to tally at least 20 points and seven assists in each of his first four starts.
Lin becomes the first player to win Player of the Week awards in the NBA and NBA Development League, where he was honored while playing for the Reno Bighorns.
Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook won the West honor Monday.