The NBA announced Monday, January 20, that Philadelphia 76er, Ben Simmons was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for play during the week of Monday, Jan. 13 through Sunday, Jan. 19.
This is Simmons’ third career Player of the Week honor, earning the award in 2018 and 2019 as well. It also marks Philadelphia’s second consecutive winner after Josh Richardson earned Player of the Week honors on Jan. 13.
For the week, the 76ers played in four games, earning a 3-1 record. Simmons recorded a total of 85 points through four games, averaging 21.3 points on the week. The 2019 NBA All-Star notched 20-or-more points in a career-high four straight games. Simmons also averaged 9.5 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game, the only Eastern Conference player to record such averages last week and one of three in the NBA.
Simmons currently leads the league in steals (88), steals per game (2.1) and loose balls recovered (77), and is averaging 15.5 points, 7.7 rebounds and 8.4 assists (fifth in NBA) per game.