CLEVELAND – For the fourth time in the 2015-2016 NBA season, LeBron James has been named as the Eastern Conference Player of the Week. The league made the announcement on Monday afternoon.
James has now received the honor 52 times in his NBA career, 33 of those as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
James recorded his 41st and 42nd career triple doubles and guided the Cavaliers to a 3-1 record last week including the central division clinching victory over the Denver Nuggets on March 21.
James averaged 29 points, 8.5 rebounds and 8.8 assists in the four games the Cavaliers played last week. LeBron led the Eastern Conference in points per game (29.0), total points scored (116), field goals made (44) and plus/minus (+62), while ranking second in the East in assists per game (8.8), second in free throws made (23) and 11th in rebounds per game (8.5).
The 12-time NBA All-Star was the only player in the NBA to have multiple triple-doubles last week (2), as well as the lone East player to average at least 25.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 8.0 assists.
James’ four Eastern Conference Player of the Week awards are the most in the Eastern Conference this season. The four conference player of the week honors are second in the NBA behind only Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors who has won the Western Conference Player of the Week award five times.
Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors was named the Western Conference Player of the Week.