NBA All-Rookie teams announced
The NBA announced the 2016-17 All-Rookie First and Second teams on Monday, boasting two unanimous choices for the former.
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Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon and Philadelphia 76ers forward Dario Saric were unanimous choices, getting all 100 first-place votes, while Joel Embiid garnered 82 of the total votes at the center position despite only playing 30 games.
Buddy Hield overcame an awful start to the season after being traded from the New Orleans Pelicans to the Sacramento Kings, enjoying a successful run and hitting over 40 percent of his three-point attempts since the All-Star break.
Willy Hernangomez made the most of a Joakim Noah injury and stepped up with a couple of big games upon replacing him, making him a sure-fire choice for the New York Knicks at the forward/center hybrid position in the latter part of the season.
As far as the second team is concerned, the biggest success story is by far Yogi Ferrell, an undrafted 6-foot point guard out of Indiana, who was signed from the D-League to a 10-day contract, later meriting a two-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks. In his fourth game with the team and fighting for another 10-day contract, Ferrell tied the NBA’s rookie record for three-pointers in a game with a 32-point, nine-three-pointer explosion against the Portland Trail Blazers.