San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard and Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid are the NBA Players of the Week for the days of Monday, Jan. 16 through Sunday, Jan. 22. Embiid named the best player of the week for the Eastern Conference, and Leonard was considered the best in the Western Conference.
Leonard had one of the best weeks of his career averaging 36.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game. The Spurs went 3-0 including a huge win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in OT led by Leonard.
Embiid has made news by adding excitement to the 76ers again. Philadelphia went a shocking 3-0 last week with Embiid 22 points, 10.3 rebounds and 3.6 blocks. The franchise is rejuvenated thanks to the leadership of Embiid.