LeBron James named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

Wins award for fourth time this season, NBA-record 61st time

Daryl Ruiter
March 26, 2018 - 3:22 pm
LeBron James

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Cleveland, OH - Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week Monday.

It marks the fourth time this season that James was awarded the honor and an NBA-record 61st time in his career.

James averaged 34.8 points (tied for the highest in NBA), 8.8 rebounds, 11.0 assists and 1.25 steals in 36.8 minutes over four games (all starts) that saw the Cavs post a 4-0 mark. He also shot .627 (52-83) from the field, the highest percentage among any NBA player who took at least 20 field goal attempts.

San Antonio’s LaMarcus Aldridge was named the Player of the Week for the Western Conference.

In 73 games this season, James is averaging a team-high 27.5 points, ranking him third league-wide while shooting .550 from the field to go with a career-high tying 8.6 rebounds, a career-high 9.1 assists - ranked second in the NBA, 1.51 steals in 37.1 minutes per game.

The 14-time NBA All-Star has registered a career-high 45 double-doubles tying him for fourth in the NBA and a career-high 16 triple-doubles, second to Russell Westbrook in the NBA.

James leads the league in field goals made (771) and is the only player with at least 25.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 9.0 assists and a .500 field goal percentage this season.

James has scored 2,009 points so far in 2017-18, marking his 10th career 2,000-point season and the first for him since the 2013-14 season. He is just the third player in NBA history to have 10 different seasons with 2,000 points or more, joining Karl Malone (12) and Michael Jordan (11).

This is also the eighth time James (630 rebounds, 665 assists) has registered at least 2,000 points, 500 rebounds and 500 assists in a season, the most such seasons for any player in NBA history. Only two other players have had more than two 2,000-point, 500-rebound, 500-assist seasons – Oscar Robertson (six) and Larry Bird (three) according to the Elias Sports Bureau.