NEW YORK -- Chris Paul of New Orleans, who led all rookies with 21 double-doubles, was an unanimous selection to the NBA All-Rookie team on Thursday.
Paul topped the first team with 58 points, followed by Toronto's Charlie Villanueva (56), Milwaukee's Andrew Bogut (55), Utah's Deron Williams (46) and New York's Channing Frye (45) in balloting by the league's head coaches.
Paul averaged 16.1 points, 7.8 assists and 5.1 rebounds for the Hornets, who took up temporary residence in Oklahoma City after Hurricane Katrina.
Villanueva led Eastern Conference rookies with 13 points per game. Bogut, the No. 1 pick in the 2005 draft, topped all rookies in rebounding (7.0). Williams averaged 10.8 points and ranked third among rookies with 4.5 assists per game. Frye led all rookie centers in scoring with 12.3 points.
The second team included Indiana's Danny Granger, Charlotte's Raymond Felton, Houston's Luther Head, Atlanta's Marvin Williams and Boston's Ryan Gomes.
Frye's selection was the first for the Knicks since Rod Strickland made the second team in 1989. Mark Jackson was picked on the first team in 1988.
Dash: I fell asleep in the 3rd quarter of both games. Bucks/Hawks was hype though.
Jul 9, 2021 15:09:12 GMT -4
Dash: Bucks are not a good team and are only in because Nets/Hawks got injured. They look several steps behind Phoenix.
Jul 9, 2021 15:10:33 GMT -4
sativa417: I'm not a Chris Paul fan, since I hate his flopping and Grizz played his Clipps in some good playoff series, so he's like the enemy to me, but still a great player, so down for him finally getting a ring. Crazy Suns are where they are now. When James Jones
Jul 9, 2021 21:48:49 GMT -4
sativa417: took over as GM, people were crapping on some of his moves, but he's put together a hell of a team
Jul 9, 2021 21:49:31 GMT -4
kfilament: its interesting how everyone wanted to put an asterisk next to last years champions, but honestly this year seems fluky as hell with injuries, etc., but yeah, hate CP3 as a grizz fan by not mad to see him win one.
Jul 13, 2021 16:29:30 GMT -4
kfilament: Pumped the Bucks gonna do it.
Jul 20, 2021 23:38:17 GMT -4
kfilament: Lol entire bucks team celebrating without Giannis
Jul 20, 2021 23:45:45 GMT -4
Dash: Feel bad for Paul and Booker. Ayton was so ass.
Jul 23, 2021 15:56:29 GMT -4
kfilament: Draft night and for once I am not worried the Grizz are going to fuck themselves on national TV
Jul 29, 2021 17:47:08 GMT -4