Butler Named Eastern Conference Player Of The Week


Sultan of Swat
Staff member
Press Release -
The NBA announced today that Wizards Forward Caron Butler was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, January 15 through Sunday, January 21, 2007.

“This means a great deal to me because it’s my first player of the week honor,” said Butler. “We had a great week and we won four tough games against quality opponents.”

In a 4-0 week for the Washington Wizards , Butler and the Wizards surged to the top of the Eastern Conference standings. Washington is now 24-16 on the season, tied with Cleveland for the best record in the Eastern Conference, while Butler stands as the only player in the Eastern Conference currently averaging at least 21 points, eight rebounds and four assists per game.

“We are very happy for Caron,” said Wizards President of Basketball Operations Ernie Grunfeld. “He has been an unbelievably consistent player for us all year and this past week capped off an outstanding first half of the season for him.”



Ever since Caron played for the Heat, I knew he was a great player with a lot of potential. I'm really glad he got the player of the week honor, he truly deserves it and I'm sure this is just the beginning.