Scottie Barnes, Cade Cunningham, Evan Mobley, Franz Wagner and Jalen Green comprised this year’s All-Rookie First Team, the NBA announced in a press release.
Barnes, Cunningham and Mobley were all unanimous selections, receiving the maximum total of 200 points each. Wagner received 183 points, followed by Green with 158. Strangely, one media member left Wagner off their ballot completely, as he received 99-of-100 possible votes.
Raptors wing Barnes, who narrowly edged Cavaliers big man Mobley for the Rookie of the Year award, ranked third in points (15.3) and rebounds (7.5) among all rookies, and fifth in assists (3.5). Mobley was fifth in points (15.0) and led all first-year players in rebounds (8.3) and blocks (1.67) per game.
Pistons guard Cunningham, the No. 1 pick in the 2021 draft, was first among
Here are both All-Rookie teams in full, with their voting point totals notes in parentheses. Players received two points for a First Team vote and one point for a Second Team vote.
2021/22 All-Rookie First Team:
- Scottie Barnes, Raptors (200)
- Evan Mobley, Cavaliers (200)
- Cade Cunningham, Pistons (200)
- Franz Wagner, Magic (183)
- Jalen Green, Rockets (158)
2021/22 All-Rookie Second Team:
- Herbert Jones, Pelicans (123)
- Josh Giddey, Thunder (122)
- Bones Hyland, Nuggets (81)
- Ayo Dosunmu, Bulls (75)
- Chris Duarte, Pacers (52)
Ten other rookies received votes — you can view the full voting results right here. Among the group that missed the cut, Warriors forward Jonathan Kuminga (47) was just behind Duarte, with Kings guard Davion Mitchell (28) the only other player receiving a significant amount of votes.
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