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Celtics forward Jared Sullinger named NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week

02.10.14 at 1:58 pm ET
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Jared Sullinger.

Jared Sullinger.

The NBA named Jared Sullinger the Eastern Conference Player of the Week.

Sullinger averaged 23.7 points (60.0 FG%), 12.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 blocks in three victories against the Magic, 76ers and Kings last week, recording three of his five straight double-doubles. Jordan Crawford (Dec. 2-8) is the only other Celtics player to earn the honor this season.

Here are Sullinger’s performances last week:

  • Celtics 96, Magic 89: 21 PTS (10-15 FG), 12 REB
  • Celtics 114, 76ers 108: 19 PTS (6-11 FG), 10 REB, 5 AST, 4 BLK
  • Celtics 99, Kings 89: 31 PTS (14-24 FG), 16 REB

Sullinger has cemented himself as either a building block for the Celtics future or one heck of a trade chip (a la Al Jefferson in 2007). Not bad for an undersized big who fell to No. 21 and missed much of his rookie season due to back surgery.

Thunder superstar Kevin Durant took home the Western Conference Player of the Week honor.

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