Greivis Vasquez Named Western Conference Player of the Week

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Published: December 31, 2012
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From the team:

The NBA announced today that New Orleans Hornets guard Greivis Vasquez was named the Western Conference Player of Week for games played Monday, December 24, through Sunday, December 30. This is the first time in Vasquez’s career that he has won a Player of the Week honor.

Vasquez led the Hornets to a 2-1 record, averaging 21.0 points, 10.0 assists, 6.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals while shooting 53.1 percent from the field. The Hornets guard recorded a career-high 27 points to go along with eight assists and six rebounds in a win over the Orlando Magic on 12/26. In the following contest, Vasquez narrowly missed recording his first career triple-double with 20 points, 14 assists and a career-high nine rebounds. In his final contest of the week, Greivis recorded 16 points, eight assists, four rebounds and four steals while guiding the Hornets to a win over the Charlotte Bobcats on 12/29 despite being down as many as 21 points. Through the end of the week, Vasquez ranked fourth in the NBA in assists per game (8.8)

Big congratulations to Greivis.

He joins the following company: James Harden, Kenneth Faried, Kevin Durant (2), Tim Duncan, Blake Griffin, David Lee, and Chris Paul.

Not a bad list for a Hornets player to join.

In the Eastern conference, Monta Ellis got the nod and joined his teammate Brandon Jennings, LeBron James (3), Al Horford, Carmelo Anthony, Josh Smith, and Paul George.

Let’s go for dos, Greivis!

Viva El General!

29 comments
Ben
Ben

If there was ever a time to pull a Vasquez/Lopez for Bledsoe trade, it's now. With Lopez putting up 29 points on 10 shots and Vasquez being the POW, we might not even have to give up an unprotected 1st.

Venreader
Venreader

Congrats to Grevis Vaskets hard work! -Seeing the difference in apreciation from Hornets 247 writers and this Award judges it may apply that "no one is a prophet in their own land." Everytime oponent teams sports commentators speak of him during NBA pass broadcastings they highligh Vaskets progress and seem highly and genuinely impressed. This award just corroborate how underrated and discredited he is by Hornets 247 writers, and support people who asked them to be more unprejudiced. As Mr. Calmes said, not a bad company: Greivis Vasquez, James Harden, Kenneth Faried, Kevin Durant , Tim Duncan, Blake Griffin, David Lee, and Chris Paul, Monta Ellis,Brandon Jennings, LeBron James, Al Horford, Carmelo Anthony, Josh Smith, and Paul George.

roy
roy

my best wishes for you greivis !! player of the week for those haters.

Jack
Jack

Happy for him. Wish he can keep fighting. It seems he is not underrated by everyone, certainly not by those who pick the player of the week this time. This made my day.

Chris
Chris

He should not be traded. No one should be traded for now. Let's see what this team can do. I do think Rivers should be in the D-league to work out his issue though.

LLHOPS
LLHOPS

Vasquez has his share of critics due to his lack of foot speed and playing out of position at the point (my opinion) but everyone should realize he shows up every night playing hard and gets the most out of his nature abilities. Congrats to Greivis!

Josh
Josh

Congrats to Greivis! I love his attitude. Does anyone know who picks player of the week? If coaches/players/executives do, then maybe some teams will want him and give up a quality small forward for him. I personally want to keep him, so hopefully we can get a quality small forward in the draft or free agency.

Nola moondog
Nola moondog

After seeing how well he worked with Gordon, could we even get equal value in a trade? Give us another month and I might not want to move him at all!

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