Arenas, Camby Named NBA Players of the Week
Posted Nov 14 2005 1:53PM
NEW YORK, Nov. 14 – The Washington Wizards’ Gilbert Arenas and the Denver Nuggets’ Marcus Camby today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Nov. 7 through Sunday, Nov. 13.
Arenas averaged a league-high 31 points on 54.4 percent shooting and dished out 7.7 assists to lead the Wizards to a 2-1 record. Arenas recorded 32 points on 11-of-16 shooting and seven assists in a 137-96 rout of the SuperSonics on Nov. 11 and exploded for an NBA season-high 43 points on 15-for-20 shooting in a 110-95 win over the Spurs on Nov. 12.
Camby recorded a double-double in all three contests to lead the Nuggets to a 2-1 record. He posted 19.3 points and league highs of 16.7 rebounds and five blocks per game. Camby, currently leading the NBA in rebounding and blocks, recorded a season high 22 rebounds in a 102-91 win over the Timberwolves on Nov. 13.
Here is a closer look at the week for Arenas and Camby:
Gilbert Arenas, Washington Wizards
Marcus Camby, Denver Nuggets
Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Cleveland’s Larry Hughes, Detroit’s Chauncey Billups, Indiana’s Ron Artest, the Los Angeles Clippers’ Elton Brand, Miami’s Dwyane Wade, Milwaukee’s Mo Williams, Minnesota’s Kevin Garnett, Orlando’s Steve Francis, Portland’s Zach Randolph and San Antonio’s Tony Parker.