Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 at 3:43 pm  |  22 responses

NBA Announces 2011-12 All-Rookie Teams

The NBA has announced the 2011-12 All-Rookie Teams, highlighted by the reigning ROY. Via a release from the NBA: “The Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving, the 2011-12 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, and the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Ricky Rubio headline the 2011-12 NBA All-Rookie First Team, the NBA announced today. Irving was the lone unanimous selection. Joining Irving (58 points) and Rubio (49 points) on the NBA All-Rookie First Team are Denver’s Kenneth Faried (46 points), Golden State’s Klay Thompson (43 points), New York’s Iman Shumpert (40 points), San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard (40 points) and Detroit’s Brandon Knight (40 points).” The full breakdown of the first and second teams, courtesy of NBA.com:


Player Team First (2 pt) Second (1 Pt) Total
Kyrie Irving Cleveland 29 - 58
Ricky Rubio Minnesota 21 7 49
Kenneth Faried Denver 19 8 46
Klay Thompson Golden State 16 11 43
Iman Shumpert New York 15 10 40
Kawhi Leonard San Antonio 14 12 40
Brandon Knight Detroit 13 14 40


Player Team First (2 pt) Second (1 Pt) Total
Chandler Parsons Houston 10 13 33
Isaiah Thomas Sacramento 5 17 27
MarShon Brooks New Jersey 3 12 18
Derrick Williams Minnesota 2 12 16
Tristan Thompson Cleveland 2 12 16
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  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Has the first team always been 7 players?

  • Zoxxan

    No but there a 3 players with 40 points, that’s why 7 players in the first team. And Thomas on the second team is a joke.

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    @Zoxxan.. oops. completely missed that part. lol thanks.

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    shouldn’t the guy with the most first teman votes get the nod out of those three? this would never happen on the all nba team or defensive

  • Gary

    Dang what about Markeef Morris?! He was deserving of atleast 2nd team. Played a vital role for.the suns this year. Besides rubio makes it despite only playing for like half the year….

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Good draft overall considering eh?

  • Riggs

    shumpert shouldve been ahead of klay.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    ^No, no, he shouldn’t have. Klay had a phenomenal rookie year. He is the future at the 3 guard spot.
    Shump is a raw offensive player that is a great defender.
    Not over Klay though.

  • don the GSW fan

    now where are the people who said rubio’s not gonna be good?

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Derrick Williams? what? He was just barely a step above sh*tty….
    Markieff Morris – Gustavo Ayon – Bismack Byiombo – were all better this season.

  • jose

    i thought cole was doing well , then again i did stray away from a couple games toward the end of the season

  • Iknowmybasketball

    Clearly a popularity contest… Isaiah Thomas overcame all the odds of the 60th pick and made a solid case for ROY over kyrie irving. Rubio missed a solid chunk of the season, klay only started to do well in his last 10 or so games and knight was very streaky with the pistons….

  • MeloMan15

    for what scouts said was the weakest class in years, this class turned out pretty good

  • https://plus.google.com/photos/106403650426394352312/albums/posts davidR

    didn’t scouts also say the class of 09 would be a weak draft outside of blake griffin?
    nbk, derrick stepped it up the second half of the season, although i think markieff should’ve taken his spot on the 2nd team.
    also, klay > iman, although iman’s defense was outstanding.
    fuggin warriors man, curry/monta/klay would’ve been a dangerous backcourt

  • Trey

    Kemba walker got robbed

  • blue

    Glad to see Kenneth faried getting the love he deserves

  • http://Roosterteeth.com Caboose

    Nobody on the Bobcats deserves any sort of recognition for anything positive this year.

  • bobby

    Bismack Biyombo should have made the 2nd team.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Caboose… they helped other teams improve their W-L column…??

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Markieff Morris was robbed…and the bounty was given to Kawhi Leonard… yet another Spurs/Suns NBA scam.

  • gusisit

    i still dont know why utah drafted kanter when the need a point guard, he had done nothing this year

  • gusisit