Felton, Paul Named T-Mobile Rookies of the Month
NEW YORK, March 1, 2006 – Raymond Felton of the Charlotte Bobcats and Chris Paulof 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 February.
Paul, the fourth overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft, wins for the fourth consecutive month. He leads all rookies in scoring, assists, and steals, and averaged 17.2 points, 9.5 assists, and 2.2 steals during February. Paul ranks second overall in the NBA in steals, seventh in assists and ninth in assist-to-turnover ratio. He also recorded three double-doubles, four 20 plus-point games and four 10 plus-assist games.
Here is a recap of the month for both Felton and Paul:
Raymond Felton, Charlotte Bobcats
Feb. 1 at Chicago: Recorded a double-double with 25 points and 13 assists and added four rebounds and three steals in a 100-95 win over the Bulls.
Feb. 22 vs. Utah: Recorded 18 points, and matched his career high with seven steals in a 82-76 loss to the Jazz.
Feb. 25 at Utah: Tallied 23 points, and had 8 assists in a 100-95 win over the Jazz.
Feb. 28 at Seattle: Posted a double-double of 25 points and 14 assists and added seven rebounds and three steals in a 114-104 loss to the Sonics.
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