NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2007 – The Atlanta Hawks’ Josh Smith and the Portland Trail Blazers’ Brandon Roy today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Dec. 3 through Sunday, Dec. 9.

Smith led the Hawks to a 3-1 week, averaging 22.0 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 3.3 blocks. On Dec. 6 against Minnesota, Smith tied an NBA season high with seven blocks to go along with 28 points and seven rebounds. Smith is the only player to rank in the top 10 in both blocks (3.6 bpg, 1st) and steals (1.9 spg, 10th), and has blocked two or more shots in 16-of-18 games this season.

Roy led the Trail Blazers to a 3-0 week, averaging 25.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 7.3 assists. The reigning T-Mobile Rookie of the Year posted career-high stats in the Trail Blazers’ win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Dec. 9, with nine assists and eight defensive rebounds. Roy shot 59.2 percent from the field and tied his career high with 11 baskets against Memphis and Milwaukee on Dec. 3 and Dec. 9, respectively.

Here is a closer look at the week for Smith and Roy:

Josh Smith, Atlanta Hawks
Dec. 3 @ Philadelphia: Tallied 22 points, seven rebounds, six assists and four blocks in an 88-79 win over the Sixers.
Dec. 4 vs. Detroit: Collected 13 points and four rebounds in a 106-95 loss to the Pistons.
Dec. 6 vs. Minnesota: Notched 28 points, seven rebounds and seven blocks in a 90-89 win over the Timberwolves.
Dec. 8 vs. Memphis: Posted 25 points, seven rebounds and three assists in an 86-78 win over the Grizzlies.

Brandon Roy, Portland Trail Blazers
Dec. 3 @ Memphis: Posted 26 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in a 106-105 win over the Grizzles.
Dec. 6 vs. Miami: Tallied 25 points, five rebounds and six assists in a 112-106 win over the Heat.
Dec. 9 vs. Milwaukee: Registered 26 points, eight rebounds and nine assists in a 117-113 overtime win over the Bucks.

Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Denver’s Allen Iverson, Detroit’s Chauncey Billups, New Orleans’ Chris Paul, Phoenix’s Steve Nash and Amare Stoudemire, San Antonio’s Manu Ginobili, and Washington’s Caron Butler.