Chris Paul named Western Conference Player of the Week

Suns point guard Chris Paul has been named the Western Conference Player of the Week for January 24-30, the NBA announced Monday.

Paul helped lead the Suns to a perfect 4-0 record over the past week, extending the team’s winning streak to 10 games,

He averaged 22.3 points, 12.8 assists and 7.5 rebounds in the four games, shooting 54.2 FG% and 58.8 3FG%, his highest scoring output over a four-game stretch this season.  An 11-time NBA All-Star, Paul scored 20+ points in all four games on the week, his longest streak of 20+ point games since the 2017-18 season when he posted five-straight such games.

After recording his fourth-straight double-double to begin the Week against Utah on Jan. 24, Paul notched his 18th-career regular season triple-double and second of the season with 21 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds two games later in a 134-124 win over Minnesota. The league leader in assists per game this season, Paul finished the week with 20 points, 8 rebounds and a season-high 19 assists, the most by any player in the league this season, on Jan. 30 against San Antonio.

This marks Paul’s 14th-career NBA Player of the Week honor and his first since winning in December of 2017. Paul has helped guide the Suns through their current 10-game winning streak, just the second time in franchise history Phoenix has notched multiple 10+ game winning streaks in the same season. A 17-year pro, Paul’s 10.3 assists per game this season leads the league, while he also ranks fourth in steals per game (1.9).

Paul and the Suns look to extend their winning streak to 11 tomorrow night against the Brooklyn Nets.

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