Haute 100 lister Dwyane Wade has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, Jan. 25 through Sunday, Jan. 31.
Wade, who is the Heat’s shooting guard, led the team to a perfect 4-0 record after averaging 24.0 points, 7.0 assists, 4.8 rebounds, 2.00 steals and 1.75 blocks while shooting 50 percent from the field and 82.4 percent from the foul line. He led the team in points, assists and blocks three times each and in steals twice. He scored at least 20 points while shooting at least 50 percent from the field in four-straight games from January 22 through January 29, marking his 360th career game of at least 20 points and 50 percent from the field, the most by any guard since he entered the league. Additionally, he scored at least 10 points during the fourth quarter in each of the first three games of the week, marking the first time he accomplished the feat in at least three games since the 2010-11 season, according to the Miami Heat press release.
This is not the first time Wade has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week. The 34-year-old has earned this honor in total 19 times. In addition, this marks the 53rd time in the Heat’s franchise history a player has earned Player of the Week honors.
Wade also continues to climb the NBA’s all-time scoring list. On Sunday, during the Heat vs. Atlanta Hawks game, Wade earned 17 points tying with former New York Knick Bernard King for the 42nd all-time scoring spot. They both have 19,655 points. In November, Wade was recognized for climbing up the all-time scoring list surpassing Dale Ellis and Reggie Theus.
The shooting guard began the season at the 54th place on the all-time scoring list. He’s now on pace to be in the top 40 by the end of the season. He will also be returning to the NBA’s All-Star Game, which will take place in Toronto. It will be his 12th time playing in the All-Star Game and the 10th time he was voted in as a starter.
Thus far the Miami Heat has won 27 games, snagging the third spot on the NBA 2015-2016 regular season rankings.