Houston Rockets guard James Harden was named the Western Conference Player of the Week for the games played December 22-28. Harden averaged 34.7 points, 7.3 assists, 4.3 rebounds, 2.3 steals, and 1.0 blocks while leading the Rockets to a 2-1 record for the week - with wins over the Portland Trail Blazers and Memphis Grizzlies.
This is the second time this season that Harden is taken home the Player of the Week award, the first go-around was the week of December 8-14. In the month of December, Harden is averaging 30.0 points, 7.5 assists, 5.9 rebounds, 1.9 steals, and 0.9 blocks per game. The Rockets are 8-4 thus far in the month of December.
Harden now has seven career Player of the Week honors, he is tied with Tracy McGrady for second in franchise-history. Hakeem Olajuwon tops the list with 12 career Player of the Week honors. If this Harden keeps up this pace, he will be trading in his Player of Week honors for a MVP trophy.