Spencer Dinwiddie named Eastern Conference player of the week
BROOKLYN (Nov. 25, 2019) - The NBA announced today that Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played from Monday, Nov. 18, through Sunday, Nov 24. This is the first career Player of the Week award for Dinwiddie.
Dinwiddie led Brooklyn to a 3-1 record on the week, recording averages of 25.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 6.8 assists and 1.3 steals in 33.3 minutes per game. Dinwiddie began the week by totaling 28 points, five rebounds and eight assists in 33 minutes in a loss to the Indiana Pacers on Nov. 18. He followed up that performance by leading Brooklyn to the first of a season-best three straight victories, registering 20 points, four rebounds, eight assists and two steals in 37 minutes in a 101-91 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Nov. 20. Dinwiddie then posted 23 points, seven assists and two steals in 28 minutes in a 116-97 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Nov. 22. The six-year NBA veteran rounded out the week by registering his second 30-point game of the season, totaling 30 points, four rebounds, four assists and no turnovers in 35 minutes in a 103-101 win at the New York Knicks on Nov. 24.
Dinwiddie is the 25th player in Nets history to win the award and the first since D'Angelo Russell was named Player of the Week on Jan. 21, 2019.
In his sixth NBA season (fourth season with the Nets), Dinwiddie is averaging a career-high 19.6 points, 2.5 rebounds and 5.1 assists in 28.1 minutes per game. He's started each of the last five games, scoring 20 or more points in a career-best five straight, while leading the Nets to a 4-1 record in those five contests.