For April 1st through April 7th Nikola Pekovic takes home the honors. Over that time, Nikola averaged 25 points per game and 8.5 rebounds, while the Timberwolves went 3-1. On the other side of the Conference, Carmelo Anthony's hot shooting earned him Eastern Conference Player of the Week as the Knicks went 4-0 and he averaged 41.8ppg.
It's great to see a Timberwolf recognized, especially a guy like Pekovic. Thanks to Pek's big offensive numbers, the Wolves were able to secure that 3-1 record (Ricky Rubio & Andrei Kirilenko played big parts in that too) and we know that's a big reason he got the nod. Had Pek averaged 30 points and 15 rebounds and the Wolves still went 0-4, he wouldn't be the Player of the Week.
The most surprising part about this is that Kevin Love never won the award in the past couple seasons--in which he really played very well. It has to come with a bit of luck when you're playing in a conference with guys like Kevin Durant, James Harden, Kobe Bryant & Chris Paul.
Here's hoping he continues his stellar play on Tuesday night when the Wolves travel to Oakland to take on the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. Stay tuned for a preview! Thanks for reading HOWL and GO WOLVES!