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Bradley Beal named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

NBA: Washington Wizards at Atlanta Hawks Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA announced Bradley Beal as the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for December 3-9 after guiding Washington to a 2-1 record last week.

Beal averaged 30 points, 7 assists, 6 rebounds and 1 steal per game in the Wizards’ wins over the Knicks and Hawks, and was the team’s lone bright spot in their loss to the Cavaliers on Saturday.

It’s the second time in Beal’s career he’s earned the honor, the first came back in December 2017. He’s only the third guard in the East to win the honor this season, joining Kemba Walker and Victor Oladipo, who won the honors earlier in the season.

Beal’s award comes at a good time since All-Star voting is right around the corner. It will be hard for Beal to get voted in against the stiff competition at his spot and the Wizards’ current record, but the more he does now to fare well in fan voting, the better his chances of swaying coaches in voting for All-Star reserves.