Year-Round News & Updates on the Minnesota Timberwolves
Rookies Ricky Rubio and Derrick Williams have been selected to the All-Rookie teams this season.
The Rookie of the Year winner--Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers was the lone unanimous selection.
The selections were based on selections made by a panel that consisted of the NBA's 30 head coaches. Each coach was asked to select five players for the first team and five players for the second team (regardless of position). Two points were awarded for first team votes and one point for second team votes. Of course, no coach was allowed to select any players on their own team.
First, let's take a look at the 2011-12 NBA All-Rookie First Team...
Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers (58 points)
Ricky Rubio, Minnesota Timberwolves (49 points)
Kenneth Faried, Denver Nuggets (46 points)
Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors (43 points)
Iman Shumpert, New York Knicks (40 points)
Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs (40 points)
Brandon Knight, Detroit Pistons (40 points)
Ricky Rubio was the Western Conference Rookie of the Month for games played in December/January. He played 41 games of a shortened 66 game season, while averaging 10.6ppg, 8.2apg (led rookies), 4.2rpg and 2.2spg (led rookies).
Let's take a look at the 2011-12 NBA All-Rookie Second Team...
Chandler Parsons, Houston Rockets (33 points)
Isaiah Thomas, Sacramento Kings (27 points)
MarShon Brooks, New Jersey Nets (18 points)
Derrick Williams, Minnesota Timberwolves (16 points)
Tristan Thompson, Cleveland Cavaliers (16 points)
Ricky Rubio received 21 first-place votes and 7 second-place votes for that total of 49 points. Derrick Williams received 2 first-place votes and 12 second-place votes for that total of 16 points.
Also receiving votes: Markieff Morris, Phoenix Suns (7 points); Kemba Walker, Charlotte Bobcats (7 points); Alec Burks, Utah Jazz (2 points); Norris Cole, Miami Heat (2 points); Bismack Biyombo, Charlotte Bobcats (2 points); Enes Kanter, Utah Jazz (1 point); Greg Stiemsma, Boston Celtics (1 point); Gustavo Ayon, New Orleans Hornets (1 point); Nikola Vucevic, Philadelphia 76ers (1 point).
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