Wade, Okur Named NBA Players of the Week
Posted Feb 5 2007 3:22PM
NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2007 – The Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade and the Utah Jazz’s Mehmet Okur today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Jan. 27, through Sunday, Feb. 4.
Wade, who also won the award for the week of Jan. 8-14, averaged 33.7 points, 7.3 assists, 6.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals in helping lead Miami to a 3-0 week. He scored 41 points, including a franchise-record 23 free throws made, and added five assists, four rebounds and three steals in a 92-89 win over Cleveland on Feb. 1. He also registered 32 points, 11 assists, eight rebounds and four steals in a 117-98 win at Milwaukee on Feb. 3. Wade now has scored at least 20 points in a franchise record 14 straight games.
Okur averaged 26.0 points, 11.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.0 steals as Utah posted a 2-1 record on the week, including wins over two of the Western Conference top teams. He scored 29 points and added 12 rebounds in a 97-93 win over San Antonio on Jan. 31, and posted 29 points and 12 rebounds in a 108-105 win at Phoenix on Feb. 3.
Here is a closer look at the week for Wade and Okur:
Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
Mehmet Okur, Utah Jazz
Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Atlanta’s Joe Johnson, Detroit’s Chauncey Billups, Houston’s Tracy McGrady, Indiana’s Jermaine O’Neal, New Orleans/Oklahoma City’s Tyson Chandler, Sacramento’s Kevin Martin and Toronto’s Chris Bosh and Jose Calderon.