Monday, March 25, 2024

Derrick White wins Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors

Derrick White has won Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors for games played between March 18th through the 24th, the NBA announced Monday afternoon.

The veteran guard led the Celtics to a 4-0 record over the past seven days, while putting up averages of 20.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and 8.8 assists per contest.

Despite sitting out of tonight's match up against the Atlanta Hawks with a hand sprain, White has only missed one other outing during the C's current nine-game win streak.

White recorded his first career triple-double last Monday in the Celtics' 119-94 victory at home over the Detroit with 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, while reaching his 5,000th career points in the process. He was also two rebounds shy of another triple-double in the team's 129-102 win over the Pistons on the road two games later -- registering 19 points and 11 assists.

For the month of March, White is averaging 7.2 dimes per game compared to his team-leading 5.2 assists this season. This is also White's second time winning the East Player of the Week award and first since February of 2023.

The Celtics have clinched the best record (57-14) in the conference with 11 games remaining before the playoffs and White has been a huge reason for the team's success thus far.

White's teammate Payton Pritchard was also nominated for Player of the Week honors, with averages of 19.3 points and 6.8 assists over the last four games in Jrue Holiday's absence with a (shoulder sprain).

Joel Pavón

Photo used courtesy of USA Today

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