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

Posted By Ben Rohrbach On February 10, 2014 @ 1:58 pm In General | 2 Comments

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 [1] player to earn the honor this season.

Here are Sullinger’s performances last week:

  • Celtics [2] 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 [3] 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 [4] took home the Western Conference Player of the Week honor.


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