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Mike Conley named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week

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The Grizzlies captain gets some well deserved attention

NBA: Orlando Magic at Memphis Grizzlies Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Earlier today the NBA announced that Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley was named the NBA’s Player of the Week in the Western Conference for the games played last week (March 4th-10th).

Conley led the Grizzlies to a 3-0 record with all 3 wins coming against teams either in the playoffs or fighting for a playoff spot. In those 3 games, Conley averaged 31.3 points, 3.7 rebounds, 7.7 assists and 1.3 steals while shooting above 50% from the field and beyond the arc.

Conley’s historic week started off with a career high 40 points against the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday. Conley followed up that win with a 28 point performance against the Utah Jazz on Friday and wrapped up the week with 26 points against the Orlando Magic on Sunday. Conley led the NBA in 4th Quarter scoring last week, averaging 15.3 points per game truly earning his nickname of “Captain Clutch”.

NBA: Orlando Magic at Memphis Grizzlies Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

In what has been an underwhelming season for the Grizzlies, Mike Conley has been the key in the recent resurgence of the Grizzlies and deservedly got his first career Player of the Week Award. It was also just the 10th time a Grizzlies player has won the weekly award.

Mike Conley is having a career year for the Grizzlies after missing most of last season with a heel injury. So far this season, Conley is averaging a career high 20.6 points to go with 3.4 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game in 64 games. Conley would be a prime candidate if the NBA still gave out the Comeback Player of the Year Award (now Most Improved).

Andre Drummond was the Player of the Week in the Eastern Conference.

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