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DeMarcus Cousins named Western Conference Player of the Week

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The NBA today announced that Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins was named the Western Conference Player of the Week.  Boogie led the Kings to a 2-1 record and produced some eye-popping numbers to boot.

From the press release:

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins was named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week after leading the Kings to a 2-1 record, averaging 25.7 points (.577 FG%) , 16.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.7 blocks in 31.7 minutes per game.

Cousins recorded a double-double in all three games including a season-high tying 18 rebounds, to go along with 31 points, in a 113-101 win against Minnesota on Nov. 22. He also scored 22 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in a 103-88 win, ending Chicago's 6-0 perfect road record for the season on Nov. 20 at Sleep Train Arena.

Cousins is the league leader in rebounds per game with 12.3 to go along with 23.2 points and 1.5 blocks. He is also second in the league in double-doubles with 10.

This is the second time in his career Cousins has been named Player of the Week with the first time coming on Jan. 13, 2014 and is the 20th time a King has been honored in the Sacramento era.

Boogie's truly been a monster, and the Kings even tweeted out StR member PurpleLoco's photoshop in commemoration of the award:

This likely won't be the last of these awards for Boogie this year, especially if Sacramento continues to find success.

Congratulations big fella!