Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) looks at the clock during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday, November 5, 2022 in Charlotte, NC.
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Despite the turmoil in the nets, Kevin Durant’s game hasn’t waned. The NBA acknowledged Monday that he was awarded the Eastern Conference Player of the Week honor for his play from October 31 to November 6.
Durant averaged 30.8 points, 8.8 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 1.8 blocks in 36.9 minutes per contest. He shot 53.2 percent off the field and 36.8 percent beyond the arc, and his average points were the first of all Eastern Conference players.
This was the Nets superstar’s fourth honor since joining Brooklyn and the 30th in his career. The announcement was made hours before the Nets’ play against the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night.
Durant has had another strong season for the Nets through the first 10 matches. He has been averaging 31.5 points per game and shooting 52% from the field.
Franchise Cornerstone has not averaged points this high since the 2013–14 campaign, when it was scoring 32 points per competition. And their points per game this year are third in the league behind only Luka Doncic and Giannis Antetokounmpo.