Friday, April 30th, 2010 at 1:42 pm  |  47 responses

NBA Announces 2010 All-Rookie Teams

This is probably the first time four point guards have been named First Team All-Rookies. (Note: The voting panel consisted of the NBA’s 30 head coaches, who were asked to select five players for the first team and five players for the second team, regardless of position. Coaches were not permitted to vote for players on their own team. Two points were awarded for first team votes and one for second team votes.)

Player Team First (2 pt) Second (1 Pt) Total
Tyreke Evans Kings 29 - 58
Brandon Jennings Bucks 29 - 58
Stephen Curry Warriors 29 - 58
Darren Collison Hornets 20 6 46
Taj Gibson Bulls 15 11 41
Marcus Thornton Hornets 6 19 31
DeJuan Blair Spurs 6 18 30
James Harden Thunder 4 14 22
Jonny Flynn TWolves 4 14 22
Jonas Jerebko Pistons 2 18 22
Other players receiving votes, with point totals (first place votes in parentheses): Wesley Matthews, 16 (3); Omri Casspi, 13; Chase Budinger, 8; Ty Lawson, 7; Jrue Holiday, 7 (1); Serge Ibaka, 6 (1); Toney Douglas, 2 (1); Rodrigue Beaubois, 1; Sam Young, 1; DeMar, DeRozan, 1.
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  • I’m Not Famous

    Nellie is daydreaming what he could do with this team.

  • daynja!

    gibson 1st team!?!?

  • http://minusthebars.blogspot.com Don

    Brandon Jennings was robbed.

    Easily the ROY.

  • bigZ

    This is a joke! NBA is a joke! Taj Gibson a first team all star??? Johnny Flynn played better than Ty lawson and Chase Budinger? gime a break!

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    This past season was definitely the Year of the Point Guard.

  • Matt

    What an absolute joke that Terrence Williams did not make it, or get any votes nonetheless. Granted his team was brutal this season, but he matured so much as the season progressed and is going to be a solid player next year.

  • http://www.teflinprague.com SAB

    respect to Harden and Jerebko

  • jdote

    the first team looks like don nelson’s dream line up.. i dont like 4 point guards on the all rookie team. I think thats kinda weak..sports writers should make the tough decisions…ooo and its crazy that despite all the hype (and i think he is good) steph curry still might be the FIFTH best point guard in that draft. (Lawson,Jennings,Evans, Collison)

  • whooo!

    Gibson over Blair?

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi Twersky

    DD with one vote. Tough rookie season for him.

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    Jerebko should been 1st team.

  • Enrique

    Seriously people. This was voted by the coaches not fans, friends, websites, etc but rather by people who look for a complete game and not just “Flynn scored more points”. Started for a playoff team with no veteran presence. I bet San Antonio would be MUCH better with Gibson of Blair. Just saying.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    @jdote. Steph Curry fifth best PG? Do you even watch basketball? He was ranked 2nd best rookie overall all season and even overtook 1st on a few occasions.

  • a_whiteman

    Curry>lawson ALL DAY bro lol no comp

  • JoeMaMa

    Marcus Thornton – robbed. Wayno, are you serious? And Tzvi, we’re bringing him along slow. I’m not Triano…I’m just saying that was the plan.

  • Orlando Woolridge

    If you watched enough Bull’s games, you would understand why Taj made it. He may be unspectacular, but he’s solid. Jerebko had a nice year, but his team was terrible. Taj started and made major contributions on a playoff team.

  • lupe

    If Ty Lawson played in Golden St. he would average 20 and 7 walking on to the court

  • Diesel

    @whooo and anyone else questioning Taj’s place, the guy averaged 9 points, 8 rebounds, and 1 block a game. Blair avaeraged 7 point and 6 rebounds. Taj was the best big man in this class, he just didn’t get the media fanfare because he doesn’t have a neato story like playing with no acl.

  • jdote

    I respectfully disagree. Steph Curry is nice but let’s not forget the G State system helps your stats a lot. CJ Watson put up 40 this season. CJ Watson…. Reggie Williams put up 30.. So Reke is the ROY..20 5 and 5 speaks for itself. Jennings outplayed Curry both times they played, but even if thats an awful measure to go by, Jennings is the starting point guard of a playoff team. People want to look at his shooting percentage, I’ll look at his demeanor and leadership. I’ll look at his defense, and look at how if u watch the bucks this season, there are games where he put up 13 and seven assist, and looked like the best player on the court. He impacts the game on both sides of the floor. so those two are definitely arguable. Darren Collison, averaged 19 and 8 after February..he’s so good he had jeff van gundy advocating for the hornets to trade a top 2 point guard in the league.. ok lawson may not be up there..tho once again, remember what lawson was doin pre injury and in the small amount of games he started for Chauncey…n e waiz in my humble opinion its not crazy to call curry the forth best point guard in the draft

  • Rob

    To the people complaining here: watch the games first and then talk. This selection is perfect. Johnny Flynn over Taj? I hope youre kidding.

  • barnabusb

    Jonas Jerebko would make the All Dreamy First Team.

  • dino

    @jdote Steph Curry may not be the best “point guard” but he is certainly the best player from the class of ’09

  • http://deleted Coney Islander

    Brandon Jennings got Carmello’d! A rookie taking his team to the playoffs is more impressive that putting up numbers on a bummy team!

  • http://www.nba.com/suns Dacre

    Earl Clark! ^_^

  • gomez

    dejuan balir > taj gibson

  • BostonBaller

    I watch a lot of ball and I watch ALL teams. I watch for the little things in the game that don’t make the stat sheets or ESPN and I take into consideration if a teams roster is week/stacked, what system they run and coaching.I try to invision how certain players would do on other teams. With that said, I can’t complain too much about how this went down. The numbers are a bit off in my opinion but overall the list is fine. Would Curry have been able to lead The Bucks w/ a shoot first game? How would Blair have done with The Bulls..etc etc.

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  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Darren Collison deserved to make first team like crazy. Also, I’m not sure how these lists are made–do they have to include every position? I’m guessing not, so why is Marcus Thornton not first team ahead of Taj Gibson?

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Also, almost everyone here was calling this group of rookies a “weak draft class.”
    Funny that this year’s rookies might actually be BETTER than last year’s.
    So many good players were drafted this year it’s not even funny.
    Almost every player listed there, even the ones that got only 1 or 2 votes, has the potential to be an All-Star–or at the very least, a permanent starter for a long time on their teams.
    Guys who didn’t make 1st or 2nd team are playing great basketball for their teams in the PLAYOFFS–Serge Ibaka was instrumental in the Thunder pushing 6 games, Rodrigue Beaubois was playing the best off Dallas’ bench, and WES MATTHEWS has continued to produce for the Utah Jazz in a time where his defense and scoring are as important as ever, with two of their key players facing injury. Chase Buddinger was fantastic for the Rockets and has a bright future, and DeRozan has shown major promise in his limited playing time.
    Yep, this draft class is a keeper. Keep your eyes peeled.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Oh yeah, and Toney Douglas is the next John Starks if D’Antoni will let him play.

  • Q

    Curry isn’t shoot first. Remember, he was Asked to shoot more often because he was trying to facilitate a lot. I think he would be just as good if he played for milwaukee. Plus, his game is just more consistant than Brandon’s. No disrespect to Brandon though, he is definately one of my favs to watch. I love both of their games but Curry has me skill wise right now.

  • BostonBaller

    T The Bear is right, it’s funny how some are arguing for a player to be on 1st team when they had never heard of that player before all star break let alone before they were drafted. lol. Some who are anointing D Wade is the top player in the L didn’t even know who he was before he was talked about in the draft. (Not that Wade isn’t top shelf: He’s look great in Celtic Green next year, Ray wouldn’t mind coming off the bench). Any way, everyone is not a college/high school ball junky like us T the Bear/AllenP.

  • MikeC.

    Take all the games that Greg Oden has played, put them together and that’s about one season. I say Oden is rookie of the year.

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  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Gibson no doubt deserved 1st team. Not much was expected of dude, but he played so well the Bulls had no problem getting rid of Tyrus Thomas. Gibson was the best rookie big man, him and Joakim Noah were straight killin’ dudes on D all year.

  • T-girl lover

    No Danny Green? He was great this season.

  • jedi420

    Jeez this could be looked back upon as a great draft class, some really solid players there..

  • justin

    yes, curry’s stats may be inflated. but there’s no denying he has one of the highest basketball IQs in the entire rookie class. if you haven’t seen him play this year (which i’m assuming almost all of these commenters haven’t) , curry has been playing great basketball. he’s already working on passing with his left hand — a tiny detail in his game but a detail not many players who have been in the L ten times as long as he has possess.

    and i hate to say it, but curry’s stats could be even higher. four to five times a game when he’s open he’s overlooked by a selfish (or perhaps just ignorant) teammate.

    blair and harden deserve more love.

  • http://hoopistani.blogspot.com Hoopistani

    where’s ricky rubio? hehe

  • whitey

    Gibson led all rookies in rebounds and double doubles soo he definatley deserves 1st team

  • Prowla

    Reke got 20/5/5 but Jennings played 89 games and Steph with those 30 pts and 10 dimes games was just ill. Curry and/ or Jennings were robbed. It should’ve been co Rookies of the Year with Reke and Curry or Jennings. Reminds of how my boy Melo got robbed in ’03. That should’ve been co ROY.

  • http://. Justin

    Tyreke Evans all the way… D. Collison is good, but he should’ve barely made the 2nd team, Dejuan blair should’ve been on 1st team, but he’s just another DeAndre Jordan.
    T. Williams shoudlve been on, and so shouldve Demar Derozan

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    THE COACHES VOTE FOR THIS AWARD – stop acting like they don’t know what their voting for or what it takes to get each vote. They get paid millions of dollars to do something you “complain” about in your freetime

  • Buschfire

    I’m surprised Demar Derozan didn’t get more votes, he did fairly well for himself this year starting and coming off the bench for the Raptors.

  • Marc

    I watched the Chicago Bulls this season and no one impressed me more than Taj Gibson. I believe that he should be consitered for NBA all rookie team !

  • The Philosopher

    The NBA very rarely, if ever, get it wrong. Trust THAT statement, masses.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    ^ Well, except for the NBA All-Defensive Team selections. Just turrrible. The Rookies selection was pretty great this year though.