John Wall’s nightmarish November continues to become a very distant memory. Two weeks after being named Eastern Conference player of the month for December, the Washington Wizards’ point guard was selected as the Eastern Conference player of the week, the NBA announced Monday.
Wall averaged 25 points, 9.8 assists, six rebounds, and three steals as Washington went 3-1. The 25-year-old was the only player in the NBA to average at least 25 points, nine assists, six rebounds, and three steals during the week. He completed the four-game stretch with 36 points, 13 assists, seven rebounds, and seven steals in a 119-117 loss to the Boston Celtics on Saturday.
The two-time all-star, who got off to a forgettable start this season, is averaging a career-high 20.3 points, 9.6 assists, 4.3 rebounds, and 2.2 steals. The assists rank second in the NBA and the steals are fourth. He has also compiled 22 double-doubles, the fifth-highest total in the NBA and second among perimeter players.
Earlier in the day, Wall was named as one of the 30 finalists for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball team.
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant earned the Western Conference player of the week honors.