PAUL MILLSAP NAMED NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Blog: Millsap Earns Player of the Week Honor

ATLANTA (Jan. 27, 2014) -- Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap was today named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week after averaging 21.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 2.5 steals and 2.0 blocks in 31.0 minutes per game (.508 FG%, .815 FT%). The Hawks went 3-1 for the week (2-0 on the road).

On 1/22 at Orlando, Millsap compiled 24 points, six boards, five assists, five blocks and three steals, becoming the first player in franchise history to ever reach those numbers in a game, and the first in the NBA since Dwyane Wade on 3/25/11. For the week, the eighth-year veteran ranked tied for third in the East in free throws made (22), tied for fourth in blocks per game, tied for sixth in steals per game and ninth in points per game.

On the season, Millsap is putting up 17.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.2 blocks in 33.2 minutes (.467 FG%, .367 3FG%, .744 FT%). He is the only player in the East, and one-of-two in the NBA, averaging at least 16.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks.

The honor is the first Player of the Week award of Millsap’s career, and he’s the 13th Hawk to earn the distinction.