KINGS CENTER NAMED PLAYER OF WEEK...
Just as requested, Kings center Brad Miller was named Player of the Week for the Western Conference by the NBA on Monday.
After Miller's 22-point, 20-rebound outing in Saturday's win over Chicago rounded out a week in which he averaged 22 points, 18.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.6 steals, and two blocks per game in the Kings' three wins, his teammates and coach Reggie Theus began an unofficial campaign for their teammate to win the POY honor. Miller hit the elusive 20-20 mark in two of the three games, becoming the first Kings player in the Sacramento era to achieve that feat. In franchise history, the last player to pull that off was Sam Lacey of the Cincinnati Royals on Jan. 8 and Jan. 14, 1971. The only players to go for 20-20 in the Sacramento era are Miller, Chris Webber (five times), Olden Polynice and LaSalle Thompson. The last Kings player to be named Player of the Week was shooting guard Kevin Martin (March 4, 2007).
The Eastern Conference selection was Orlando forward and former Kings player Hedo Turkoglu, who received the honor for the second straight week.
...BUT IS INJURED AS WELL
Miller is questionable for Wednesday's game against Seattle after receiving nine stitches in his right index finger on Sunday.
The accident, Miller said, took place when he was washing dishes after having a Super Bowl party at his home. He did not practice on Monday.- Sam Amick