Mutombo and Lenard earn Player of the Week honors
New York, NY (Sports Network) – The New York Knicks’ Dikembe Mutombo and
the Denver Nuggets’ Voshon Lenard were named Eastern and Western Conference
Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, November 24
through Sunday, November 30.
Mutombo helped the Knicks to a 3-1 record last week by notching a double-
double (points/rebounds) in each of the club’s three wins. Mutombo also
averaged 3.25 blocks per contest and had a season-high five blocks on November
29 against New Orleans to go along with his 13 points and 12 boards in the
Lenard led the Nuggets to a 3-0 record for the week. He averaged 21.3 points
per game and was an impressive 10-of-19 (.526) from the three-point arc. He
poured in a game-high 26 points with four rebounds and a steal in a 98-86
triumph over the Clippers on November 29.
Other candidates for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were
Detroit’s Richard Hamilton, Golden State’s Nick Van Exel, Indiana’s Jermaine
O’Neal, the Lakers’ Karl Malone, Miami’s Eddie Jones, Minnesota’s Kevin
Garnett, Philadelphia’s Allen Iverson and Sacramento’s Brad Miller.