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Luol Deng Named Winner Of NBA's Citizenship Award

Luol Deng has been voted the 2013-14 winner of the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award.

"It's an honor to be recognized for any award, but this one is special because it represents who I am as a person and where I came from," Deng said in a statement released by the Cleveland Cavaliers. "What I'm most proud of is that my family can look back after my career is over and realize that I was able to make a difference on and off the basketball court. That is something that tells the true story as to who I am as a person, someone who cares about his community and wants to improve the lives of others."

Via RealGM Staff Report

Jeff Teague, Monta Ellis Named NBA Players Of The Week

Jeff Teague and Monta Ellis have been named the NBA's Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games Monday, April 7, through Sunday, April 13.

Teague averaged 20.25 points and 5.75 as the Hawks went 3-1 in the week.

Ellis averaged 25.7 points, 4.7 assists and 51.6 percent field-goal shooting in three games, including a 37-point performance against the Phoenix Suns

Via RealGM Staff Report

Al Jefferson, Nowitzki Named NBA Players Of The Week

Al Jefferson and Dirk Nowitzki have been named the NBA's Players of the Week.

Jefferson averaged 24.3 points and 13.0 rebounds per game last week.

Nowitzki averaged 25.3 points and 8.0 rebounds per game.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Carter-Williams, Gorgui Dieng Named Rookies Of The Month For March

Michael Carter-Williams and Gorgui Dieng have been named the NBA's Rookies of the Month for March.

Carter-Williams averaged 14.9 points, 8.4 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game in March, along with a PER of 12.5.

Dieng averaged 8.6 points and 8.3 rebounds per game in March, along with a PER of 22.8.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Durant, Al Jefferson Named NBA Players Of The Month For March

Kevin Durant and Al Jefferson have been named the NBA Players of the Month for March.

Durant averaged 34.5 points per game in March, becoming the first player since Michael Jordan in 89-90 to average at least 33 per game in three straight months. Durant had a PER of 32.8 in March, below his January mark of 37.1 though up from February's 28.4.

Jefferson averaged 24.6 points and 10.6 rebounds in March with a PER of 25.6.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Jason Kidd, Gregg Popovich Named Coaches Of Month

Jason Kidd and Gregg Popovich on Tuesday were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in March.

Kidd guided the Brooklyn Nets to a 12-4 record in March, and the highest winning percentage (.750) in the Eastern Conference.

Popovich led the San Antonio Spurs to an NBA-best 16-0 record in March, propelling them to a 58-16 record, tops in the NBA.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Tim Duncan, Nikola Vucevic Named NBA Players Of The Week

Tim Duncan and Nikola Vucevic have been named the NBA Western and Eastern Conference Players of the Week.

Duncan averaged 20 points and 8.5 rebounds over the course of the week.

Vucevic averaged 22.7 points and 14.3 rebounds during the week.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Joe Johnson, Durant Named NBA Players Of The Week

Joe Johnson and Kevin Durant have been named the NBA's Players of the Week.

Johnson is the first member of the Brooklyn Nets to win the award since Devin Harris in 2009.

Via RealGM Staff Report
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