Kawhi Leonard Named Western Conference Player of The Week

The NBA announced today that LA Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard has been named Western Conference Player of Week for games played from Monday, January 29, through Sunday, February 4. This is Leonard’s ninth Player of the Week Award, and his third time winning with the Clippers.

During the week, Leonard led the Clippers to a 3-1 record, behind averages of 29.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.0 steals, while shooting 56.6% from the field, 48.0% from the three-point range and 100% from the free-throw line. It’s the first time in Leonard’s career he has averaged at least 29.0 points and 8.0 rebounds while shooting 100% from the free-throw line over a four-game span. It’s also the first time any player in franchise history has hit those three marks over a four-game span.

The six-time All-Star recorded three 30-plus point games last week, and has shot at least 50% from the field in eight of his last nine games for the Clippers. On Wednesday, January 31 against Washington, Leonard led the Clippers to a win with 31 points, nine rebounds, four assists and four steals. On Friday, February 2 against Detroit, Leonard finished with 33 points on 12-of-17 shooting with four rebounds and three assists. 

In his 12th NBA season, the five-time All-NBA player has appeared in 44 games for the Clippers, averaging 24.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.7 steals per game, while shooting 53.0% from the field, 45.1% from the three-point line and 89.0% from the free-throw line. The Clippers have won eight of their last nine games and hold a 33-15 record on the season.