Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard receives Player of the Week nomination
Damian Lillard’s increased production has been identified with the Portland Trail Blazers point guard who earned a Western Conference Player of the Week nomination.
West: Harrison Barnes (SAC), Josh Giddey and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (OKC), Nikola Jokić (DEN), Damian Lillard (POR) and Ja Morant (MEM)
East: Joel Embiid and James Harden (PHI), Julius Randle (NYK), Jayson Tatum (BOS) and Gabe Vincent (MIA) https://t.co/oyNUUZHovQ
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In the matches against the Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers and twice against him Dallas Mavericks, the 32-year-old averaged 39 points, 3.5 rebounds and 6 assists. During the season, Lillard has added 28.8 points, 3.9 rebounds, 7.1 assists and 0.9 steals.
Unfortunately, last week’s effort was not enough to overcome Sacramento Kings big Domantas Sabonis who won the weekly award in the west with 18.5 points, 14.3 boards and 10.3 assists.
Other Western Conference contenders include Harrison Barnes of the Kings, Josh Giddey and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of the Oklahoma City ThunderReigning MVP Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets and Ja Morant de la Memphis Grizzlies.
In the Eastern Conference, the award went to New York Knicks point guard Jalen Brunson who recorded 34.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 5 assists.
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