Atlanta Hawks: Smith named Player of the Week

Vivlamore reporting from Miami.

Josh Smith was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Dec. 3-9.

The Hawks won all three games in the week and during the stretch, Smith averaged 21.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 2.o steals. Smith had a season-high 15 rebounds in last week’s victory over the Wizards at Philips Arena.

Smith joins Al Horford, who was named the Player of the Week November 19-25.

Here is a look at Smith’s week:

Dec. 5 vs. Denver: 16 points and 13 rebounds in win over Nuggets
Dec. 7 vs. Washington: 23 points, 15 rebounds, four assists and two steals in a win over Wizards
Dec. 8 @ Memphis: 24 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals in win over Grizzlies

The Clippers’ Blake Griffin was named the Western Conference Player of the Week.

- Chris Vivlamore

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15 comments Add your comment

High-sider

December 10th, 2012
2:48 pm

High-sider

December 10th, 2012
2:48 pm

High-sider

December 10th, 2012
2:49 pm

High-sider

December 10th, 2012
2:53 pm

Congratulations Smoove. I hope this gets you closer to an All-Star selection.

Slimjr

December 10th, 2012
3:08 pm

“The Eastern Conference Player of the Week is.. J-SMOOVE! Smith averaged 21 points & 12 boards, #ATLHawks went 3-0 this week! /HT @NBA”

ALLSTAR JOSH!

Slimjr

December 10th, 2012
3:09 pm

Rod from College Park

December 10th, 2012
3:14 pm

Wow. Read the blog a week ago, anf Josh according to some was terrible, had the lowest possible basketball IQ, and was worthy of being traded as soon as poosible. LOL

Slimjr

December 10th, 2012
3:18 pm

doc: Eli and the Giants have has two rings with him in the pocket. So they get a pass..

The other guy:

0 playoff wins..zzzzzzzzzzzz

Slimjr

December 10th, 2012
3:19 pm

delete [has]^^^

High-sider

December 10th, 2012
3:21 pm

@Buddy Grizzard (REPOST)

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Buddy Grizzard
December 10th, 2012
12:01 pm

High-sider’s first contribution to Rep ATL:

http://repatl.blogspot.com/2012/12/atlanta-hawks-ballin-on-budget.html
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High-sider
December 10th, 2012
12:58 pm

Buddy Grizzard,

Thank you,sir. I sincerely appreciate you “publishing” my article [on]to* Rep ATL. Wow!!!!

Un millon de gracias [Thanks a million].

Astro Joe

December 10th, 2012
3:27 pm

Congrats to Josh.

One would almost think the T-E-A-M is doing well with 2 players already earning Player of the Week honors. Evidently, the national media doesn’t understand that this team is destined for mediocrity and therefore unworthy of any accolades (from them or the local fan base).

ILL-Logical

December 10th, 2012
3:48 pm

Wow. Is Bob Rathbun aware of this?

Baby

December 10th, 2012
3:49 pm

Smoove might be on his way to an All-Star appearance.

steve brown

December 10th, 2012
3:52 pm

Anything that increases his trade value is good by me.

KCG

December 10th, 2012
3:58 pm

Congrats to Josh. As much as people want to hate on both Josh and Al they both are really good players. They just out played who I though was the best front court tandem in the NBA in Gasol and Randolph. Maybe the Hawks have the best front court tandem in the NBA?