Following last weeks selections of Tony Parker and Kryie Irving, the NBA seems to be continuing its trend of disregarding LeBron James and Kevin Durant for the sake of diversity. For the Eastern Conference, Nate Robinson is headlining this weeks award while for the West, it’s David Lee.
Robinson stepped in admirably for the Chicago Bulls this past week as Kirk Hinrich has been missing time with an aggravated elbow. His 17.8 points and 6.8 assists have helped lead Chicago to a 3-1 record for the week. All the while, he’s been shooting 49% from the field and 53% from downtown. Robinson has very admirably taken charge for the Bulls since Hinrich went down, but he may not even be a clean sweep for Chicago Bull of the Week, let alone the entire NBA.
2013 reserve All-Star David Lee, on the other hand will be collecting his second Player of the Week award of the season. The Golden State Warriors haven’t lost a game in the past seven days and he’s been two assists shy of a triple-double average in his past four games. 18 points, 14.3 rebounds and 7.8 assists all but screams, “we’re not going away” for those who were thinking the absence of Steph Curry would cool down the Warriors.
In other news, Isiah Thomas was seen updating his resume.