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Kevin Durant named Eastern Conference Player of the Week, leading Nets to 3-0 record

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The NBA announced Monday that Kevin Durant was named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week, following his play from Jan. 11-17. The honor marks Durant’s first in a Nets uniform and his 27th player of the week honor of his career.

The 32-year-old superstar led the Nets to a 3-0 record during that span, posting averages of 34.0 points, 8.0 assists, and 5.3 rebounds in 35.4 minutes of play. To complement his averages, Durant finished the three games shooting 60.0 percent overall, 61.3 percent from three-point range, and 87.5 percent from the free-throw line.

Durant’s biggest performance of that week came in the win over the Orlando Magic on Jan. 16 when he finished with a season-high 42 points to go along with five assists, four rebounds, and two steals in 40 minutes of play.

He becomes the first Net since Spencer Dinwiddie (11/25/19) to win the honor and the 26th player in Nets franchise history to be named player of the week.

In ten games this season, Durant is averaging 30.7 points, 6.9 rebounds, 5.7 assists, and 1.0 blocks in 34.9 minutes per game while shooting 54.8 percent overall and 48.3 percent from deep. His 30.7 points per game currently rank second in the NBA, trailing only Bradley Beal (34.9 points).