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2014 NBA All-Rookie Team: Complete Results for 1st and 2nd Teams

Posted May 22, 2014

By Tim Daniels , Featured Columnist May 22, 2014

 

Michael Carter-Williams, Victor Oladipo and Trey Burke were among the first-year stars who earned spots on the NBA All-Rookie teams for the 2013-14 season, which were announced on Thursday.

 

Jody Genessy of the Deseret News provided a complete breakdown of the voting:

 

 

Carter-Williams of the Philadelphia 76ers, who was already named Rookie of the Year, led all rookies with 125 first-team votes. Victor Oladipo of the Orlando Magic was a closer second with 124 first-team votes for a total of 248 points.

 

Burke (Utah Jazz), Mason Plumlee (Brooklyn Nets) and Tim Hardaway Jr. (New York Knicks) rounded out the first team. All three received more than 200 points in the voting. No other player received more than 120, so it was pretty clear cut.

 

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Kelly Olynyk (Boston Celtics) and Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks) were the leading vote-getters among those on the second team. They were joined by Gorgui Dieng (Minnesota Timberwolves), Cody Zeller (Charlotte Hornets) and Steven Adams (Oklahoma City Thunder)

 

Ben McLemore (Sacramento Kings) and Pero Antic (Atlanta Hawks) narrowly missed the cut.

 

Carter-Williams, who was drafted with the 11th overall pick, certainly deserved top billing. He averaged nearly 17 points along with six assists and six rebounds as one of the few bright spots on a rebuilding 76ers squad.

 

Jason Wolf of USA Today passed along comments from the talented point guard after being named Rookie of the Year and his thoughts about the latest honor would probably be similar:

 

This award is great. It's greatly appreciated. But you know I'd definitely trade this award in a second to be in the playoffs. ... This game is about winning. It's not about individual awards.

 

Plumlee was perhaps the most under-appreciated rookie. He played limited minutes for a veteran-laden Nets squad, but still managed to lead all rookies in Player Efficiency Rating by a pretty wide margin, according to ESPN.

 

Nate Wolters of the Bucks was probably the biggest snub of the group. He only recevied 20 points in the voting. Nathan Giese of HoopsHabit.com thought he deserved the nod over Zeller:

 

 

Looking ahead, this rookie crop won't go down as one of the best in league history, especially with the lack of success from top pick Anthony Bennett. That said, there were a couple gems, led by Carter-Williams, that have very bright futures.

 

The biggest key now is seeing which players are able to take a big step forward in their second season. Plumlee is a good bet assuming he sees more playing time and it's hard to imagine Bennett not showing some signs of improvement after a rookie year to forget.