KAWHI LEONARD NAMED WESTERN CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
April 13, 2023
The NBA announced today that LA Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard has been named Western Conference Player of Week for games played from Monday, April 3, through Sunday, April 9. This is Leonard's eighth Player of the Week Award, and his second time winning with the Clippers. During the week, Leonard led the Clippers to a 3-0 record, behind averages of 25.7 points, 10.0 rebounds and 4.7 assists, while shooting 49.1% from the field, 38.9% from the three-point range and 84.2% from the free-throw line.
The seven-time NBA All-Defensive team member recorded 25 points, seven rebounds and four assists, and eclipsed the 4,000-career rebound mark on April 5 against the Los Angeles Lakers. On April 9 at Phoenix, Leonard tallied 25 points, a season-high 15 rebounds and six assists across 36 minutes. This season, Leonard was one of two players averaging at least 20 points per game, while shooting above 50% from the field and 40% on three pointers.
In his 11th NBA season, the five-time All-NBA player held averages of 23.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 1.4 steals, while shooting 51.2% from the field, 41.6% from the three-point range and 87.1% from the free-throw line. The Clippers ended the regular season fifth in the Western Conference with a 44-38 record.