To top-off the Bucks pair of wins to open the season, star point-guard Brandon Jennings won Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors. It is just the second time in his career that Jennings has won the title, the first coming after hitting fifty-five points in a blowout against Golden State during his rookie year.
For his most recent honor, Jennings put up a league leading thirteen assists and four steals per game during the team's first two match-ups of the 2012 season. He scored thirteen points in the Bucks opener in Boston last Friday, and followed-up that performance with twenty-one in the team's win against Cleveland on Saturday. He also beat the buzzer in that game, hitting a last second three-pointer to put Milwaukee up 105-103.
Both head coach Scott Skiles and Jennings took notice of the point-guard's early success, though Jennings remains humble, attributing most of the credit to his offensive counterparts. He told reporters following Saturday's win that he feels more open to pass and wait for the right opportunity now that he has some solid help from the new forwards.
Skiles, meanwhile, told media that he is extremely happy to see Jennings continue to grow and mold into a more dynamic player, adding that sometimes it is hard to tell that he has only been in the league for just three years now.
For all the thanks Jennings dolled out to his teammates, league officials were likely impressed by the player's handling of the tough competition through the first two games of the season. Not only were both the Celtics and the Cavaliers two of the most offensively productive team's last season, each boast a talented guard pool, including all-star Rajon Rondo and 2011 Rookie of the Year Kyle Irving