On Monday, Charlotte Bobcats’ point guard Kemba Walker was named the Eastern Conference’s Player of the Week.
Here is the official word from the Bobcats:
The NBA announced today that Charlotte Bobcats guard Kemba Walker has been named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, February 17 through Sunday, February 23. Walker, the fourth player in franchise history to capture the award, led the Bobcats to the NBA’s only 4-0 record last week.
A 6-1 point guard, Walker scored in double figures in all four games, including three games of 20 points or more. Walker scored a game-high 31 points in Saturday’s 92-89 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies and handed out a career-high 16 assists in Wednesday’s 116-98 victory against Detroit. He averaged 22.5 points, 8.8 assists and 5.5 rebounds in 40.5 minutes during the four-game span, ranking third in the Eastern Conference in assists and minutes played and tied for ninth in scoring. Walker has recorded at least five rebounds and five assists in each of his last three games, the longest current streak in the NBA.
Walker has helped the Bobcats turned their fortunes around. The Bobcats have a record of 27-30 are currently in seventh place in the Eastern Conference.
Walker is averaging 18.4 points, 5.5 assists, 4.4 rebounds per game and 1.3 steals per game.