Earns Second Player of the Week Award This Season and Fourth of His Career
Sacramento Kings forward-center Domantas Sabonis has been named Western Conference Player of the Week after leading the Kings to a perfect 3-0 record for games played between March 6 and March 12, the NBA announced today. Sabonis accrued averages of 20.0 points (57.9 FG%), 10.7 rebounds, 8.3 assists and 1.0 steals throughout the week on his way to his fourth career Player of the Week award.
Sabonis becomes the fourth player in franchise history to receive multiple Player of the Week accolades in a single season after he was one of two players to post 20.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 8.0 assists per contest over the previous week. In that span, he ranked tied for ninth in rebounds per game and tied for 11th in total rebounds (32) while finishing tied for 13th in both assists per outing and total assists (25).
In Sacramento’s win vs. New Orleans on March 6, Sabonis notched a triple-double with 19 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists to go with a block and steal. He followed that performance with 24 points, 13 boards and 10 assists for a second consecutive triple-double in a 122-117 win over New York on March 9. The outing marked the second time this season he has had a triple-double in two straight games. Sabonis was one of two players with multiple triple-doubles over the course of last week and is just the third player this season with multiple triple-double streaks.
In his seventh season in the NBA, Sabonis is averaging 19.0 points (61.4 FG%, 36.6 3pt%, 76.3 FT%), 12.3 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 34.5 minutes per game in 64 games (64 starts). He is currently on pace to become the fourth player in NBA history to average at least 19.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists. Sabonis leads the NBA in rebounds per game, total rebounds (786) and double-doubles (53) while ranking third in triple-doubles (9), 12th in assists per game, eighth in total assists (447), 10th in field goal percentage, second in win shares (10.0) and third in offensive win shares (7.6).