Sacramento Kings' center DeMarcus Cousins was named the NBA's Western Conference Player of the Week. (PHOTO: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports)
SACRAMENTO, CA - Sacramento Kings' center DeMarcus Cousins has been named the Western Conference Player of the Week by the NBA, after leading his team to a 3-0 record.
Cousins, who has recorded 10 straight double-doubles, ranked seventh in the West in scoring, averaging 25 points, and second in rebounding, with 12.7 per game. He recorded his 23rd double-double of the season in Sunday's 44 point rout of Cleveland.
Despite a dreadful 13-22 record on the season, Sacramento is showing improvement. The Kings are 6-4 in their last 10 games and they've won five of their last eight games.
Even with a dismal record, Cousins remains in the conversation as a potential All-Star this season, averaging 23.5 points, 11.5 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.9 steals and one block per game.
The Kings begin a six-game road trip beginning in Indiana against the Pacers on Tuesday. They will return to Sacramento to host Indiana on Jan. 24.
Additionally, Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks was selected as the NBA's Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
By Sean Cunningham, SCunningham@News10.net