Frye, Paul Named T-Mobile Rookies of the Month
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Frye, the eighth overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft, ranks second in scoring (14.2 ppg), field goal percentage (.511 percent) and blocks (.85 bpg) and third in rebounding (6.1 rpg) among rookies. Frye recorded 20-plus points in three consecutive games from Nov. 16-20, becoming the first Knick rookie to do so since Gerald Wilkins during the 1985-86 season and the first New York player to do so off the bench since Latrell Sprewell during the 1998-99 season.
Paul, the fourth overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft, leads all rookies in scoring, assists, steals and minutes, averaging 16.4 points, 6.8 assists, 2.0 steals and 36.7 minutes during November. Paul, the Hornets’ leader in scoring, assists, steals and minutes, ranks fifth in the NBA in steals and twelfth in assists overall.Here is a recap of the month for both Frye and Paul:
Channing Frye, New York Knicks
Nov. 12 vs. Dallas: Shot 10-of-14 to record 26 points, while tallying five assists and three rebounds as the Mavericks defeated the Hornets 109-103.
Nov. 18 vs. Atlanta: Tallied 24 points, 17 rebounds, three blocks, two steals and one assist in a 98-91 win over the Clippers.
Nov. 23 vs. Minnesota: Tallied 21 points, nine rebounds and eight assists in a 84-80 victory over the visiting Timberwolves.
Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference T-Mobile Rookies of the Month were Atlanta’s Salim Stoudamire, Houston’s Luther Head, Indiana’s Sarunas Jasikevicius, Milwaukee’s Andrew Bogut and Utah’s Deron Williams.
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