All NBA Rookie Teams announced
Since we already had a thread announcing the All NBA Teams, I thought it was appropriate to announce the All NBA Rookie Teams. Here they are:
1st Team: John Wall, Gary Neal, Landry Fields, Blake Griffen, Demarcus Cousins
2nd Team: Eric Bledsoe, Paul George, Wesley Johnson, Derrick Favors, Greg Monroe
It's kind of surprising not to see Evan Turner at least on the 2nd team
Evan Turner didn't have a great season. He was very average.
Bledsoe wasn't very good either, at least Turner didn't turn the ball over every time he touched it. Paul George didn't have that great a season either.
Looked it up, this season only 3 guys in the rookie teams scored 10+ ppg.
2009-10- 5 2008-09- 11 (there were 6 guys on the second team) 2007-08- 6 2006-07- 4
Bledsoe played well early in the season, Turner struggled early on but played well at the end of the season.
I'm surprised Greg Monroe didn't make the 1st team.
Knicks were the only team to have a player on either the 1st or 2nd All Rookie or NBA team. Amare and Fields. Shout out Donnie Walsh on that one.
no love for ed davis??
I think those teams are pretty well done...no complaints
I think they got the teams right other than picking Cousins over Monroe. I guess that could have been expected though since Cousins put up bigger stats for longer and was in his teams rotation longer. Just I would have picked Monroe for his superior contributions once he got big minutes.
Monroe should of been on the first team instead of Neil.
I think Crawford did enough the 2nd half of the year to get a nod over Bledsoe who was a non factor the 2nd half of the season. Jordan Crawford was the only rookie guard to average a double digits other than Wall. His 11.7 ppg is especially impressive as it includes all the games with the Hawks in which he didn't score and killed his ppg average. He averaged 16.3 ppg with the Wizards, 3 rpg, 4 apg.
Turner being left off is a joke especially in comparison to Paul George, Bledsoe, and The Choker Fields. Turner played more minutes during the regular season then Bledsoe and George, he scored more total points, had more total rebounds, had less total turnovers, and was a part of MORE WINS. He was hands down the better player all year. Put Turner on the Clippers or the Pacers and you got yourselves the 4th rookie in double digits.
Look what happened when the games counted.
Bledsoe's team didn't even make the playoffs so well start with George. George played 5 games just like the Sixers and in them 5 games his MPG went up in the playoffs to nearly 27 MPG. George averaged 6 PPG, 5 RPG, 1 APG, 1.4 T.O., and shot 43% FG, 23% 3PT., 88% FT. George's numbers went down in the playoffs as the games started to mean more and the defense got better.
Fields in the playoffs was even worse as the Knicks got swept by the Celtics. Fields started all 4 games playing 18 MPG. He averaged 1.8 PPG, 1.3 RPG, 1.3 APG, 1 T.0., he shot 20% FG, 0-4 from 3 for 0%, and 17% FT. Those are absolutely ridiculously bad numbers. Fields flat out stunk it up in the playoffs and he couldn't even rebound the ball good like he was doing all year.
Turner in the playoffs in usual Doug Collins fashion for a rookie had his minutes cut even more. In 19.4 MPG, Turner averaged 8 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 0.8 APG, 0 T.O., and shot 45% FG, 80 % 3PT, and 100% FT.
Turner in the 5 games against the Heat, played outstanding basketball at times easily being the Sixers best player on the court. Especially in the Sixers game 4 upset where Turner lead the way scoring 17 points most of them all in the late 4th quater for a Sixers win. And even crazier stat is Turner did not commit one turnover during the entire series which is great for a rookie playing in his first playoff series against a team like the Heat who are on a mission. The Sixers managed to win as many games against the Heat as the Celtics did only 1. Had we played the Celtics in the 1st round there's no doubt we had a better chance for an upset as the Celtics themselves admitted the Sixers are their least favorite team.
There should be no doubt Turner got snubbed, if you don't see that you're either blind, don't care about winning and is a loser, or you're just a hater who does not posses the ability to view things objectively.
I'm pretty sure voting is done before the playoffs just like all the other awards. Crawford is probably more deserving than George/Bledsoe but only played 41 games. Turner was a just miss also.
Favors over Davis must be because of games played (78 to 65 for Favors). Still I dont get it, Davis averaged 5 more minutes, 2 more rebounds, and 1 more point on better percentages. Oh well guess thats just how it goes, no love for Toronto.
I am positive that Ed Davis had a better season than Derrick Favors.
Turner was snubbed, leads me to believe the people voting are not watching the meaningful games..My Rookie teans would be this...1st Team Wall, Turner, Griffin, Monroe and Cousins...2nd Team Crawford, Fields, Johnson, Davis and
George, Bledsoe, Neal, Forbes, Ish Smith, Sanders and Damion James...I'm also a little disappointed in Xavier Henry, I expect better from him, also Cole Aldrich was Milk Carton all year, that's funny because the Thunder traded two 1st round picks for him and could have offered the same package for Beasley...A team with Westbrook, Thabo, Durant, Beasley, Perkins
You guys are retarded losers. Does winning mean anything to you guys? Playoffs aside, Turner had a much bigger impact this season then most of the losers you guys just named. Not to mention name a better rookie defender then Turner....I'll wait. Wes Johnson is a scrub he didn't deserve to be on either one of the teams, he had a green light to shoot on a terrible team and still couldn't do anything.
Evan Turner during the season had more points, rebounds, wins, and less turnovers then Bledsoe, George, and Johnson. How does that not make him better and deserving to be on the team?
And Turner didn't have a bad start to the season he just didn't get the minutes. You see the Sixers are a winning organization they weren;t in a rush to just throw Turner out their and have him run up and down the court throwing up bad shots with no accountability.
Turner played great defense all year, took care of the ball, and was a huge reason as to why the Sixers made the playoffs. He got snubbed there is no other way around it.
No not really I was listening to Odd Future and Tyler's nihilistic lyrics kind of rubbed off on me.
I apologize and like Bill O'Reilly I would like to put all the blame on rap music.
But seriously if you logically think it through with the facts I presented you can not seriously say that Turner did not deserve to be on the Rookie Team considering he had about the same stats as the other rookies but his winning ways carried over from college to the NBA which you can't say about any other rookie on either one of those teams about.
I am totally cool with this as long as ET uses this as motivation and comes back with 19/5/5 next year.
"His 11.7 ppg is especially impressive as it includes all the games with the Hawks in which he didn't score and killed his ppg average. He averaged 16.3 ppg with the Wizards, 3 rpg, 4 apg."
11.7 ppg on 39% from the field in only 42 games played simply isn't good enough to be on any of these teams. Especially with the perimeter guys who made it over him.