NEW YORK, May 2, 2007 – Brandon Roy of the Portland Trail Blazers will receive the Eddie Gottlieb Trophy as the 2006-07 T-Mobile NBA Rookie of the Year, the NBA announced today.

Roy received 127 out of a possible 128 first-place votes (638 points) from a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada. Toronto’s Andrea Bargnani finished second with 264 points and Memphis’ Rudy Gay finished third with 93 points. Players were awarded five points for each first-place vote, three points for each second-place vote and one point for each third-place vote received.

Drafted with the sixth overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves, Roy was traded to Portland for the draft rights to Randy Foye. He averaged rookie highs of 16.8 points, 4.0 assists and 35.4 minutes in 57 games. Roy also ranked among rookie leaders in steals (1.18 spg, 2nd), rebounds (4.4 rpg, 7th), free-throw percentage (.838, 3rd), three-point field goal percentage (.377, 6th), and field goal percentage (.456, 6th).

Roy scored at least 20 points 16 times, including a career-high 29 vs. Utah on April 4, and he led the team in scoring in seven of his final 10 games of the season. Roy twice had three consecutive games of at least 20 points (March 22-25 and Mar. 31-Apr. 6). His 20-point performance opening night (Nov. 1, 2006) at Seattle ranks third all-time for a Portland rookie playing in his first NBA game. The only other Portland rookies to score more points on opening night were Mychal Thompson (23 points) and Geoff Petrie (21 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.

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.

The Eddie Gottlieb Trophy is named in honor of Eddie Gottlieb, one of the NBA’s founders who coached the Philadelphia Warriors to the NBA championship in 1946-47.

Following are the voting results for the 2006-07 T-Mobile NBA Rookie of the Year Award and the all-time list of winners:

2006-07 T-MOBILE NBA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD VOTING RESULTS

Rookie, Team 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Brandon Roy, Portland 127 1 - 638
Andrea Bargnani, Toronto 1 77 28 264
Rudy Gay, Memphis - 21 30 93
Adam Morrison, Charlotte - 11 11 44
Randy Foye, Minnesota - 7 16 37
LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland - 5 3 18
Jorge Garbajosa, Toronto - 2 11 17
Paul Millsap, Utah - 1 16 19
Tyrus Thomas, Chicago - 2 4 10
Walter Hermann, Charlotte - 1 2 5
Craig Smith, Minnesota - - 4 4
Rajon Rondo, Boston - - 3 3

ALL-TIME T-MOBILE NBA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS
1952-53 - Don Meineke, Fort Wayne 1979-80 - Larry Bird, Boston
1953-54 - Ray Felix, Baltimore 1980-81 - Darrell Griffith, Utah
1954-55 - Bob Pettit, Milwaukee 1981-82 - Buck Williams, New Jersey
1955-56 - Maurice Stokes, Rochester 1982-83 - Terry Cummings, San Diego
1956-57 - Tom Heinsohn, Boston 1983-84 - Ralph Sampson, Houston
1957-58 - Woody Sauldsberry, Philadelphia 1984-85 - Michael Jordan, Chicago
1958-59 - Elgin Baylor, Minneapolis 1985-86 - Patrick Ewing, New York
1959-60 - Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia 1986-87 - Chuck Person, Indiana
1960-61 - Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati 1987-88 - Mark Jackson, New York
1961-62 - Walt Bellamy, Chicago 1988-89 - Mitch Richmond, Golden State
1962-63 - Terry Dischinger, Chicago 1989-90 - David Robinson, San Antonio
1963-64 - Jerry Lucas, Cincinnati 1990-91 - Derrick Coleman, New Jersey
1964-65 - Willis Reed, New York 1991-92 - Larry Johnson, Charlotte
1965-66 - Rick Barry, San Francisco 1992-93 - Shaquille O'Neal, Orlando
1966-67 - Dave Bing, Detroit 1993-94 - Chris Webber, Golden State
1967-68 - Earl Monroe, Baltimore 1994-95 - Grant Hill, Detroit (tie)
1968-69 - Wes Unseld, Baltimore - Jason Kidd, Dallas (tie)
1969-70 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee 1995-96 - Damon Stoudamire, Toronto
1970-71 - Dave Cowens, Boston (tie) 1996-97 - Allen Iverson, Philadelphia
- Geoff Petrie, Portland (tie) 1997-98 - Tim Duncan, San Antonio
1971-72 - Sidney Wicks, Portland 1998-99 - Vince Carter, Toronto
1972-73 - Bob McAdoo, Buffalo 1999-00 - Elton Brand, Chicago (tie)
1973-74 - Ernie DiGregorio, Buffalo - Steve Francis, Houston (tie)
1974-75 - Keith Wilkes, Golden State 2000-01 - Mike Miller, Orlando
1975-76 - Alvan Adams, Phoenix 2001-02 - Pau Gasol, Memphis
1976-77 - Adrian Dantley, Buffalo 2002-03 - Amaré Stoudemire, Phoenix
1977-78 - Walter Davis, Phoenix 2003-04 - LeBron James, Cleveland
1978-79 - Phil Ford, Kansas City 2004-05 - Emeka Okafor, Charlotte
2005-06 - Chris Paul, New Orleans/Okla. City
2006-07 - Brandon Roy, Portland