In what came as a surprise to absolutely no one, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant was named the Western Conference Player of the Week.
Durant led the Thunder to a 3-1 week, which included wins over Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves and New York Knicks. He averaged 31.8 points (second in the conference), 9.0 assists (second in the conference) and 8.0 rebounds. Durant posted two-double-doubles, including a 41-point, 10-rebound effort in which he added nine assists on Feb. 9, as the Thunder beat the Knicks 112-100, at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Feb. 3 vs. Memphis: Scored 31 points and added eight rebounds and eight assists in an 86-77 win over the Grizzlies.
Feb. 5 vs. Minnesota: Posted 26 points, nine rebounds and seven assists during a 106-97 win over the Timberwolves.
Feb. 9 vs. New York: Tallied 41 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists as the Thunder topped the Knicks 112-100.
Durant has been on all-time great tear and is now averaging 31.2 points, 7.6 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game.
The other nominees for the week were Dwight Howard of the Houston Rockets, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers and Patty Mills of the San Antonio Spurs.