Roy Headlines 2006-07
NBA T-Mobile All-Rookie Team
Posted May 11 2007 9:29AM
NEW YORK, May 8, 2007 – Brandon Roy of the Portland Trail Blazers, the 2006-07 T-Mobile NBA Rookie of the Year, headlines a talented group of rookies named to the T-Mobile NBA All-Rookie Team, the NBA announced today.
Roy is joined on the T-Mobile NBA All-Rookie First Team by Toronto’s Andrea Bargnani (57 points), Minnesota’s Randy Foye (48 points), Memphis’ Rudy Gay (39 points), Toronto’s Jorge Garbajosa (37 points) and Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge (37 points).
A three-time T-Mobile Western Conference Rookie of the Month selection (January, February and March), Roy represented the Trail Blazers in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam, finishing with six points, three rebounds, four assists and a steal in 24 minutes.
Bargnani, the number one pick in the 2006 NBA Draft, was third among rookies in scoring (11.6 ppg) and fifth in blocks (.82 bpg). Foye averaged 10.1 points and 2.7 rebounds while playing in all 82 games for the Timberwolves. Gay’s numbers improved as the season progressed, including averages of 13.6 points and 5.8 rebounds in his final 24 games played. A December winner for the T-Mobile Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month, Garbajosa finished the season fifth among rookies in rebounds (4.9 rpg) and posted a 1.22 steals-per-turnover ratio. Among first-year players, Aldridge ranked first in blocked shots (1.16 bpg), third in double-doubles (six).and fourth in rebounding (5.0 rpg).
The T-Mobile NBA All-Rookie Second Team consists of Utah’s Paul Millsap (36), Charlotte’s Adam Morrison (35), Chicago’s Tyrus Thomas (26), Minnesota’s Craig Smith (21) and Boston’s Rajon Rondo (10), Charlotte’s Walter Herrmann (10) and New Jersey’s Marcus Williams (10) all tied for the final spot on the second team.
The voting panel consisted of the NBA’s 30 head coaches, who were asked to select five players for the first team and five players for the second team, regardless of position. Coaches were not permitted to vote for players on their own team. Two points were awarded for first team votes and one for second team votes.
Building upon its already strong appeal to the nation's youth and as the Official Wireless Services Partner of the NBA, T-Mobile is showcasing the NBA's youngest players -- the Rookies -- through the NBA's Rookie program. Highlights include rookie awards presentations including the T-Mobile Rookie of the Year, and the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam, an All-Star competition between NBA rookies and second-year players. At this year's competition during NBA All-Star 2007, T-Mobile, along with NBA Cares, hosted more than 6,000 area students in the lower bowl of the arena for a special night of watching some of the best basketball players in the world. This is a part of T-Mobile's continued efforts to connect kids to positive people, places and programs.
Attached are the results of the balloting for the 2006-07 T-Mobile NBA All-Rookie teams:
2006-07 T-Mobile NBA ALL-ROOKIE FIRST TEAM
2006-07 T-Mobile NBA ALL-ROOKIE SECOND TEAM
Other players receiving votes, with point totals (first place votes): Tarence Kinsey, Memphis, 6 (1); Renaldo Balkman, New York, 5; Rodney Carney, Philadelphia, 5 (1); Shelden Williams, Atlanta, 4; Allan Ray, Boston, 1; Thabo Sefolosha, Chicago, 1; Daniel Gibson, Cleveland, 1; Jordan Farmar, L.A. Lakers, 1; Josh Boone, New Jersey, 1; Sergio Rodriguez, Portland, 1.