PORTLAND, Ore. (Nov. 25, 2013) – Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge was named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 24, it was announced today by the league.
Aldridge averaged 22.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.00 steals and 1.75 blocked shots in wins at Brooklyn, at Milwaukee, vs. Chicago and at Golden State last week.
It is the fourth Player of the Week award for Aldridge, who was also honored the weeks ending Jan. 23, 2011, Feb. 13, 2011 and March 17, 2013. He’s the fourth player in Trail Blazers history to win the award four times, joining Brandon Roy (5) and Clyde Drexler (10).
Aldridge tallied 30 points, 21 rebounds, three assists, three steals and three blocked shots in Saturday’s win at Golden State, becoming the second player in the NBA this season to put up 30-plus points and 20-plus rebounds in a game, the third time he has done so in hiscareer.
The last NBA player to log 30 points, 21 rebounds, three steals and three blocked shots in a game was David Robinson on Feb. 27, 1992.
Aldridge is averaging 22.3 points (45.3% FG), 9.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.36 steals and 1.00 blocked shot in 14 games this season.
Washington’s John Wall is the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week.