Rookie of the Year Damian Lillard was the lone unanimous selection to the NBA's All-Rookie team, the league announced. He received the maximum 29 first-team votes from the league's coaches. All 30 head coaches voted, though Blazers coach Terry Stotts wasn't allowed to vote for a player from his own team. Lillard led all rookies in points, assists and minutes per game.
Here are the results, with the point totals in parentheses (two points for first-place vote, one point for second-place vote):
- Andre Drummond (35)
- Jonas Valanciunas (31)
- Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (29)
- Kyle Singler (17)
- Tyler Zeller (15)
Fifth overall pick Thomas Robinson, drafted by the Kings and traded at the deadline to the Rockets, was the only player among the first seven picks from last June who didn't make either All-Rookie squad. The second team includes two players, Valanciunas and Singler, taken in the 2011 draft who played overseas for a season before coming stateside this year.
Unlike the voting discrepancies for the Defensive Player of the Year award and All-Defensive Teams, the coaches and media were in lockstep for the rookies. The five members of the All-Rookie First Team were the top five vote-getters in Rookie of the Year balloting.