Felton, Paul Named T-Mobile Rookies of the Month
Felton led all rookies in scoring with 17.0 points per game, while recording 3.8 rebounds, 6.6 assists, shooting .457 from the field and a rookie-high .474 from three-point range. In the last five games of the month, Felton averaged 22.4 points on .460 shooting, 5.2 rebounds and 9.2 assists, and recorded double-doubles (points-assists) in four out of five contests.
Paul wins Western Conference Rookie of the Month for the fifth consecutive month, joining Cleveland’s LeBron James, Denver’s Carmelo Anthony, San Antonio's Tim Duncan and David Robinson, and Houston's Ralph Sampson as the only players to be named Rookie of the Month five times. Paul led all rookies in assists (7.8 apg), steals (2.21 spg) and minutes (37.6 mpg), while ranking second in scoring with 15.0 per game.
Here is a recap of the month for Felton and Paul:
Raymond Felton, Charlotte Bobcats
Chris Paul, New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets
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