Butler, Nash Named NBA Players of the Week
Posted Jan 22 2007 2:11PM
NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2007 – The Washington Wizards’ Caron Butler and the Phoenix Suns’ Steve Nash today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Jan. 15, through Sunday, Jan. 21.
Butler averaged 23.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 2.8 steals in helping Washington to a 4-0 week. He scored 27 points, including the game-winning dunk with two seconds left to play, and added 10 assists and five rebounds in Washington’s 99-98 win over New York on Jan. 17.
Nash, who also won the award the week of Dec. 11, averaged 15.5 points, 13.8 assists and 2.3 rebounds in helping Phoenix extend its winning streak to 13 games with a 4-0 week. He registered 21 points, 14 assists and four rebounds in the Suns’ 100-91 win at Houston on Jan. 17, and twice notched 15 assists – at Memphis on Jan. 15 and vs. Portland on Jan. 19.
Here is a closer look at the week for Butler and Nash:
Caron Butler, Washington Wizards
Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns
Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Cleveland’s LeBron James, Dallas’ Josh Howard, Denver’s Marcus Camby, Detroit’s Richard Hamilton, New Jersey’s Jason Kidd, Phoenix’s Shawn Marion and Amaré Stoudemire, Seattle’s Nick Collison, Toronto’s Chris Bosh and Utah’s Carlos Boozer.