Paul George, NBA Player of the Week for the Western Conference
By Navneet Singh
The past week has seen Paul George go absolutely crazy. That's exactly what George has done after vowing to improve following a defeat to the New Orleans Pelicans.
George was recently selected the NBA's Western Conference Player of the Week for the week of October 31–November 6. It appears that his efforts have been rewarded.
George led the Clippers to a 3-1 record while averaging 33 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 5.5 assists per game.
Coincidentally, both players are coping with circumstances that are rather similar, ones in which they are both being used considerably more frequently now that their superstar counterparts are unable to play.
While Kevin Durant has been playing without Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons, Paul George has lost Kawhi Leonard.
In order to secure some victories, both Paul George and Kevin Durant had to step up their games significantly. As a result, each received their respective rewards.
Paul George's ability to maintain this momentum, though, will be difficult to predict given that the Clippers will play the Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers, and Cleveland Cavaliers this week.
Over that period, the squad has sustained a growing number of injuries, losing Reggie Jackson and Luke Kennard, respectively. Paul George will eventually become weary.