The Eastern Conference Has Selected Kristaps Porzingis as Its Player of The Week.

Kristaps Porzingis, a forward for the Wizards, was selected Eastern Conference Player of the Week by the NBA today for games between December 26 and January 1.

Porzingis led the Wizards to a perfect 4-0 record with an average of 24.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.5 blocks, and 1.5 steals per game.

Porzingis started the week off strong with 24 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 blocks in a win over Philadelphia on December 27. The following night, in a win over Phoenix, he scored 22 points and finished with a plus-23 rating.

On December 30 at Orlando, Porzingis scored 30 points for the sixth time this season and also grabbed 13 boards, blocked four shots, and finished with a plus-32 rating. In a win over Milwaukee on January 1, the Latvian finished the week with 22 points.

With a +20.5 rating in 33.2 minutes per game, Porzingis led the league that week. His +82 plus/minus differential was the best in the league. In addition, he was the only player in the league to have at least one block and one steal in each of the four games played that week.

This season, Porzingis has averaged 22.2 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.1 steals per game, all of which are career highs. He has scored at least 20 points in 23 of his 34 games played.

This is Porzingis’ third honor as Player of the Week, and his first since the week of March 2, 2020, when he was still a member of the Dallas Mavericks.

In addition, he’s the first Wizard to win the honor since Russell Westbrook in May 2021 and the first Washington big man to win the accolade since Marcin Gortat on the week of December 28, 2015.

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