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Who Made The NBA All Rookie Teams?

The NBA All Rookie Teams were chosen by a panel of 125 media personnel who voted to select five players for the first team and five players for the second team, regardless of position with two points being awarded for first team votes and one point for second team votes. The Philadelphia 76ers’ Michael Carter-Williams was the lone unanimous First Team selection.

Other First Team selections were the Orlando Magic’s Victor Oladipo with 124 First Team votes, Trey Burke of the Utah Jazz with 108 First Team votes, the Brooklyn Nets Mason Plumlee (95 First Team votes) and the New York Knicks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. (87 First Team votes).

The NBA All-Rookie Second Team was led by the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Gorgui Dieng with 21 First Team votes, Kelly Olynyk of the Boston Celtics had 19 First Team votes, the Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (15 First Team votes), the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Steven Adams (9 First Team votes) and the Charlotte Hornets’ Cody Zeller (3 First Team votes).

With the 76ers in full rebuilding (a.k.a. tank mode), Carter-Williams was given an opportunity to lead Philadelphia all season and he took full advantage of it. He tallied two triple-doubles, 17 double-doubles and scored 20 or more points in 25 games. He averaged 16.7 points, 6.3 assists, 6.2 rebounds and 1.86 steals to join Oscar Robertson and Magic Johnson as the only rookies in NBA history to average at least 16.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists.

The 11th overall draft pick in 2013, Carter-Williams won the NBA Rookie of the Year award and was named the NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month in October/November, January, March and April.

Oladipo had one triple-double, scored in double-digits 62 times and averaged 13.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.6 steals. Oladipo was named the NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month in December and February.

Burke scored 20 or more points in 12 games, had 10 or more assists seven times and averaged 12.8 points, 5.7 assists and 3 rebounds. He was named the NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month in December, January and April.

Other rookies receiving votes included the Kings Ben McLemore, Hawks Pero Antic, Grizzlies Nick Calathes, Lakers Ryan Kelly, Cavaliers Matthew Dellavedova, Bucks Nate Wolters, Kings Ray McCallum, Pistons Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, 76ers Hollis Thompson, Bulls Tony Snell, Celtics Phil Pressey, Cavaliers Anthony Bennett, Clippers Reggie Bullock, Rockets Robert Covington, Suns Alex Len, Trail Blazers C.J. McCollum, Timberwolves Shabazz Muhammad, Thunder Andre Roberson and the Pelicans Jeff Withey.

Antic had 10 First Team votes, but didn’t get enough Second Team votes to beat out Zeller or Adams.

The only real question falling out of the voting was which panel member didn’t give Oladipo a first team vote?