Bogut, Paul Named T-Mobile Rookies of the Month
NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2006 – Andrew Bogut of the Milwaukee Bucks and Chris Paul of the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets today were named the Eastern and Western Conference T-Mobile Rookies of the Month, respectively, for games played in January.
Paul, the fourth overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft, garners Western Conference Rookie of the Month honors for the third consecutive month. He led all rookies in scoring (16.4 ppg), assists (7.5 apg), steals (2.14 spg) and minutes (34.2) for the month of January. After suffering a torn thumb ligament, he missed only one game and led the team to their first four-game winning streak since the 2003-04 season.
Here is a recap of the month for both Bogut and Paul:
Andrew Bogut, Milwaukee Bucks
Chris Paul, New Orleans/Okla. City Hornets
Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference T-Mobile Rookies of the Month were Indiana’s Saurnas Jasikevicius, Houston’s Chuck Hayes, New York’s Channing Frye and Sacramento’s Francisco Garcia.
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