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Dejounte Murray nominated for Western Conference Player of the Week

San Antonio’s breakout star is beginning to get some well-deserved recognition as the Spurs trend in the right direction.

San Antonio Spurs v Portland Trail Blazers Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images

The NBA has named San Antonio Spurs point guard Dejounte Murray one of five nominees for Western Conference Player of the Week.

Though Donovan Mitchell ultimately took home this weekly honor, Murray averaged 20 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 9.3 assists per game while leading the Spurs to a 3-0 record over the Wizards, Blazers, and Warriors.

DeMar DeRozan is the last player to win Western Conference Player of the Week for the San Antonio, and the four-time All-Star just so happened to receive Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the Bulls.

Dejounte is a first-time nominee for this award, but he could very well walk away with this hebdomadal hardware if the Silver and Black continue to extend their season-best four-game winning streak.

The stringy floor general faces a difficult individual matchup against Mikal Bridges as San Antonio squares off with the shorthanded Phoenix Suns at the Footprint Center tonight.