Last week’s POW: Jodie Meeks
Well Nation, this week was a rather eventful one to say the least. Losing Kobe Bryant for another six weeks hurts and just means the Lakers will need yet another player to step up. This past week one player stood out form the crowd and despite the strong and powerful performances by Pau Gasol it wasn’t him. The player of the week is:
Nick Young played at an extremely high level this past week as he put up numbers of 21.5 PPG, 3.5 RPG, and 1.5 APG. The Lakers finished the week with a 2-2 record while losing Kobe Bryant on Friday. Young came off the bench in each contest and managed to make a valuable impact on each game with his scoring and ability to pump up his teammates and the crowd with his “swaggy p” dance.
Young’s excellent energy he brings to the game is something that won’t show up on stat sheets but is one of those intangibles you wish every player could bring to the court.
As long as Young keeps up these scoring numbers he may be the first Laker to repeat as player of the week, but I guess we’ll see how the games go next week!