Tnba rookie of the year Scotty Barnes from Toronto Raptorswas named best in the league newbie teams on Wednesday.
Together with Cade Cunningham from Detroit and Evan Mobley from Cleveland Barnes was one of only three players to receive a maximum of 100 first-team votes for the first team.
Unlike All NBA teamYes, newbie teams do not vote on positions.
barns, first Raptor to win Rookie of the Year award since Vince Carter In 1998-1999, he played 74 regular season games for Toronto, averaging 15.3 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. Cunningham and Mobley gave him the award after he showed himself strong at the end of the season.
Cunningham averaged 17.4 points, 5.6 assists and 5.5 rebounds per game after the All-Star break. Luka Doncic, Stephen Curry, LeBron James, Grant Hill and Michael Jordan as the sixth post-merger rookie (1976–1977) to average 20 points, five assists and five rebounds per game after the break.
Orlando Go Franz Wagner and houston security guard Jalen Green also made the first team. Cunningham (#1), Greene (#2), Mobley (#3) and Barnes (#4) were selected first overall in the NBA draft last year.
Mobley was one of only four players in the league to record 100 blocks and 50 steals this season. He averaged 15 points and 8.3 rebounds per game for the Cavaliers, who remained in playoff hunt for the remainder of the season due to injuries.
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Wagner received 99 out of 100 possible votes, making him fourth overall (84 first team, 15 second team). With Elfried Payton named to the All-Rookie First Team in 2014-15, the first Orlando player to do so.
Greenrunner-up overall averaged 17.3 points per game, second only to Cunningham among all rookies.
New Orleans forward Herb JonesOklahoma city guard Josh Giddy, Denver security guard Bones Highlandchicago guard Ayo Dosunmu, and Indiana security guard Chris Duarte made up the second team in voting order.