On Monday, the NBA announced that Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played from May 3-9.
The Wizards went 3-1 last week, with Westbrook averaging 22.3 points, 18.3 assists and 17.3 rebounds per game in that time.
Averaging a triple-double isn’t enough anymore for Westbrook these days because he has spoiled us. He had a triple-double in all of last week’s games, and eight triple-doubles in his last ten games!
And by the way, Westbrook tied Oscar Robertson for the most career triple-doubles in NBA history in Washington’s last game on Saturday! The stars are aligning just right for him to break the mark TONIGHT WHEN THE WIZARDS PLAY THE ATLANTA HAWKS, EVEN IF BRADLEY BEAL IS OUT DUE TO A HAMSTRING STRAIN!
Okay, I’m getting too excited about the career mark. But really, Westbrook deserves the Eastern Conference Player of the Week award! Hopefully, he will get another next week and get another All-NBA team mention!